DEVELOPMENT: Mixed-use proposal for South Delridge lot; first Design Review meeting of 2018 scheduled

Two West Seattle development notes:

SOUTH DELRIDGE LOT PROPOSAL: That vacant lot at 9419 17th SW, long-ago home to a fire-damaged house that was demolished several years back, has an early-stage development proposal: “2 new mixed use buildings, consisting of 8 individual commercial/residential units.” The site is zoned for mixed-use development up to 40 feet; that would increase to 55 feet under the HALA MHA “preferred alternative.”

FIRST DESIGN REVIEW MEETING OF THE NEW YEAR: The Southwest Design Review Board‘s calendar has been empty for a while but the first meeting of 2018 has just been penciled in: 6:30 pm January 18th, the board will take its second and possibly final look at 4417 42nd SW, a 4-story, 62-unit (58 apartments plus 4 live-works), 26-underground-parking-space project. It got Early Design Guidance approval in May. (This too is zoned for 40 feet but proposed for 55′ under HALA MHA.)

9 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Mixed-use proposal for South Delridge lot; first Design Review meeting of 2018 scheduled"

  • Lena December 15, 2017 (5:18 pm)

    I’m super excited that the vacant lot by our business is getting developed.  Happy to welcome more folks to our little street!  Maybe comcast or centurylink will finally put in internet wiring – we are one of the blocks in Seattle without internet cables.

  • rob December 15, 2017 (6:03 pm)

     also think of all the tradesman  that will go to work to build it. You know thoses people out there that still make a liviing the hard way. 

  • AMD December 15, 2017 (6:51 pm)

    Great news!

    Now if only the guy who owns 9445 17th SW would sell so that could be developed, the area is really starting to hop!

    • John December 16, 2017 (6:53 pm)


      Mr. Rowe sold many of his properties last summer, including 9445 17th SW.  

      • AMD December 17, 2017 (6:49 am)

        Did he really??  That’s great news!

        I wonder how soon they’ll start being rehabbed or developed.  I feel like we’re swimming in derelict properties over here so any movement on those (and the other abandoned houses, of course) is so, so welcome.

        Time to start digging…

        • WSB December 17, 2017 (7:13 am)

          I don’t know what other properties John is referring to but if you look at the Parcel Viewer for the site you mention, it seems to have just been a transfer to a “revocable living trust,” and at that, one that happened a few years earlier but was just properly recorded last year, and the owner of record is still the person you mention.

          • AMD December 17, 2017 (9:13 am)

            There’s a guy that owns (owned?) a couple dozen properties in the area.  Few are lived in, most are completely neglected with little effort to maintain them.  Neighborhood gossip has it that he’s hoarding the properties to “save” them from developers (at the expense of the streets that get to deal with all the abandoned houses).
            Someone did some research and put together a blog about him and his houses.  It’s the most concise listing of his properties and their history, though it’s out of date now if he really has started selling some (and is not just creating more trusts).

          • WSB December 17, 2017 (10:18 am)

            Oh of course, Alan’s site! He was such an excellent researcher/writer. I see someone, in comments on that post, mentioned a trust – perhaps that’s the one mentioned in the 9445 17th records.

      • John December 17, 2017 (10:38 am)

        WSB & AMD,

        Thanks for the correction.  Mr. Rowe appears to have changed some of his properties, including 9445 17th and his residence at 8850 9th Ave Sw to a trusts..

        He did sell 3848 22nd and next door 3850 22nd Ave SW in Pigeon Point at about the same time.  7508 12th shows no change in ownership.

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