DEVELOPMENT: Plan change for project in south Morgan Junction

(King County Assessor’s Office photo)

Back in July, we told you about a proposal for the land holding that 109-year-old house at 7111 California – four townhouses, each with an accessory dwelling unit, for a total of eight units. Now that’s been revised to five townhouses – two facing California, one behind it, two behind that, with four offstreet parking spaces on the alley, according to the newest “site plan” on file with the city. The parcel is zoned Lowrise 2.

7 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Plan change for project in south Morgan Junction"

  • LAH October 25, 2017 (3:34 pm)

    A whole 4 parking spaces for 5 townhouses?  Awesome.

    • Swede. October 25, 2017 (4:13 pm)

      Must get a good price for the one without one! Pretty strange they do this. I can see a big apartment building not having a 1:1 ratio but houses and townhouses…

    • Treehouse October 25, 2017 (9:07 pm)

      Maybe this is a generational difference I don’t understand? Most millennials I know do not mind riding the bus and being a one car household. That location is close to the RapidRide that offers very frequent bus service. My husband and I share a car… I wouldn’t want a second car. Not everything revolves around parking..

      Those town homes are going to sell really quickly because the one parking spot is not a big deal in such a great location with many transit options. 

      • Julia October 25, 2017 (11:06 pm)

        Same. My husband and I share a car, and most days I’d rather bike or ride the bus downtown. Adding a second vehicle to our household would be ridiculously expensive for no ROI.

        If we hadn’t recently bought our house, we’d absolutely be in line for those townhouses.

      • Cars Everywhere October 25, 2017 (11:10 pm)

        My experience with three new townhouse developments on my block in the last few years has told a different story.  Every on-property parking space is filled in the evenings and the whole block is parked out.  I have a garage so it doesn’t affect me, but it has made a huge difference in the  number of cars on the block and side streets.  Every one of those households has at least one vehicle (I say “vehicle” because a surprisingly large number of spaces are taken by large pickups and SUVs).

        • Swede. October 26, 2017 (8:22 am)

          I used to live right by a Rapidride stop to and that’s exactly what happens, the whole area becomes a unofficial  ‘Park-and-ride’. Since people DO have cars still and it’s almost impossible to drive on the freeways to downtown. It was a nightmare to try to find parking comming home before 6pm, then most cleared out. 

  • Emily October 26, 2017 (1:38 pm)

    Will the now 5 (not 4) townhomes each have ADUs as in the original proposal? I followed the provided links and couldn’t figure that out. The updated DPD info seems pretty vague.

    Sounds like it could be 10 units with 4 parking spots.  

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