DEVELOPMENT: 160-apartment building proposed at Avalon/Genesee

(King County Assessor’s Office photo)

While some sites on the north/west side of Avalon Way that once were proposed for apartments have turned into townhouse projects instead, the south/east side seems to be a different story. In an early-stage proposal that just turned up in city files, the Golden Tee Apartments complex on the southeast corner of Avalon and Genesee is proposed for demolition and replacement by a building with ~160 units and ~100 offstreet-parking spaces. Golden Tee spans two buildings at 3201 and 3211 SW Avalon Way, with 28 units, according to King County Assessor’s Office records, which say they were built 50 years ago. The preliminary site plan on record is by the prolific multifamily-project specialists at NK Architects. NK also designed 3039 SW Avalon Way, a 71-unit project about a block away, still making its way through the permit system after passing Design Review earlier this year.

14 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: 160-apartment building proposed at Avalon/Genesee"

  • Scott A December 22, 2017 (12:18 pm)

    That place will have great views out over the golf course and Genesee Street.  About as close to a permanently protected view as there is. 

    • WS Guy December 23, 2017 (12:11 pm)

      An elevated light rail track is probably going to run behind that building.

  • D Del Rio December 22, 2017 (5:36 pm)

    This building is so ugly,  but I feel bad for the tenants who will be displaced. I’m sure what is ever built there, will much more expensive

    • Diane December 23, 2017 (3:29 pm)

      these historically affordable apts would be no uglier that the new lego-box apts if it just had some fresh paint; the new apts will likely be 2-3 times what these tenants pay now; and agree, my concern is for the human beings who will be displaced, some may become homeless as we are losing affordable apt stock every time this happens; people might also think my apt building is ugly on outside, but our apts are very nice inside and very affordable; with this loss of another 28 older-affordable apts, likely 45+ people living there, this adds to the 1,000’s of renters displaced from affordable rentals in WS in last few years (from historically affordable apts, duplexes, tri-plexes, houses, MIL’s, either demolished or flipped into Airbnb); HUGE net loss of affordable rentals; HUGE displacement of our neighbors

  • Graciano December 22, 2017 (7:55 pm)

    Another tax free building…

    • RickE December 22, 2017 (10:39 pm)

      For much longer than it should be.  and these apartments had parking which the new ones might not.

  • Jort December 23, 2017 (12:36 am)

    But what about the “neighborhood character” of this ugly, 50-year-old building?!

    • AMD December 23, 2017 (10:04 am)

      Right?  lol

      My neighborhood will be ruined if it doesn’t remind me of the Cold War!

    • West Seattle since 1979 December 25, 2017 (1:28 am)

      What about the people who are being displaced? They might not be able to find anything else. Yes, we have a housing shortage and more units will help, but the new units will probably be twice what these old ones are, or more, like Diane mentions above. And even if they were more affordable, where will people go in the meantime?

  • andy December 23, 2017 (6:18 am)

    The ruination of West Seattle continues, thanks to Seattle politicians and their developer buddies!

  • Joe Grande December 23, 2017 (10:51 am)

    I live next door in Luna Court Condos.  How do I get on a list to be kept up-to-date on any activity on this project?  Thanks

  • Denise December 23, 2017 (5:59 pm)

    Do we know how many stories this new building will have, or how tall it will be? I looked through the documents and didn’t see that information anywhere.

    • Joe Grande December 23, 2017 (7:05 pm)

      Good question. We are next door on a lot twice the size of the Golden Tee. The new buildings will have 2.5 times the units. It has to be more than 5 floors we have. 

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