WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: 3 California SW projects; rowhouse plans on Orchard, Fauntleroy

Five West Seattle development notes:

DESIGN REVIEW FOR 5242 CALIFORNIA SW’S NEWEST PLAN: The commercial building at 5242 California SW has a new redevelopment plan – nine 3-story townhouses, with nine offstreet-parking spaces – and it’s tentatively scheduled to go before the Southwest Design Review Board at 6:30 pm November 16th (Senior Center/Sisson Building, 4217 SW Oregon). The newest site plan in city files shows these townhouses on just part of the current building’s site, it should be noted, with a lot-boundary adjustment in the works as a separate action.

About two miles north on California, a milestone for a mixed-use project:

2749 CALIFORNIA SW: Major demolition for the 108-apartments-plus-new-PCC Community Market (WSB sponsor) project has been awaiting permit approval, and the notice of approval was issued this week. The last step is a window for appeals, open until October 26th.

Yet another California SW project got a similar notice this week:

5458 CALIFORNIA SW: A notice of key approvals for the six live-work units planned on this site. Its appeal window is open until October 23rd. Meantime, we’re checking on the status of the plan announced back in March to sell and move (most of) the old log house on the site rather than demolish it.

Elsewhere in West Seattle, two more rowhouse projects are in the pipeline:

2000 SW ORCHARD: An 18-rowhouse project is in the early stages for this site east of the busy Delridge/Orchard intersection [map]. It appears from the site plan on file that each will have a one-vehicle garage.

5053 FAUNTLEROY WAY SW: An eight-rowhouse project is in the early stages, proposed to replace a duplex on this site two blocks south [map] of the intensely redeveloping Fauntleroy/Edmunds intersection. The site plan shows eight offstreet parking spaces.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: 3 California SW projects; rowhouse plans on Orchard, Fauntleroy"

  • Craig October 14, 2017 (8:24 am)

     Looks like the orchard project has been revised to a single building. 

    EDG – Construct 35,640 sq. ft. residential building with 18 units and 18 parking stalls.REVISED FROM: Construction of 18 Rowhouses per Plans.

    The space in front of the property is a potential future metro stop as per part of a related document. 

    Sorry to see more greenspace on the chopping block.  

  • Wsguy October 15, 2017 (9:38 pm)

    Welcome the project on Orchard. That “greenspace” is nothing more than an overgrown patch of invasives. Good to have more housing – be better if they had retail on ground floor if going to be one building.

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