WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: Tower crane going up at Fauntleroy/Edmunds

(Photo from Brian)

11:26 AM: Thanks for the photos and tips! The tower crane for The Foundry on the northeast corner of Fauntleroy and Edmunds is going up right now.

The crane is going up two months after work began at the 4754 Fauntleroy Way SW site, planned for 100+ apartments, ~10 live/work units, and ~100 underground parking spaces.

2:37 PM: Here’s how the crane-in-progress looked when we went by about half an hour ago:

By the way, this will be the second tower crane currently up in West Seattle. The other one went up last February at Upton Flats (35th/Graham) and won’t likely be up too much longer.

SATURDAY NIGHT NOTE: We drove by the site tonight – the crane installation appears to be complete. We’ll add a photo on Sunday.

7 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE DEVELOPMENT: Tower crane going up at Fauntleroy/Edmunds"

  • Juneau January 6, 2018 (3:27 pm)

    I’m assuming that these will be under construction at the same time as the Fauntleroy Blvd project, right? 2018 is shaping up to be tough traffic times for West Seattle.

  • Seabruce January 6, 2018 (4:22 pm)

    How about a moratorium on increased density (at least NO NEW apartments) in gridlocked West Seattle until they start construction of SoundTransit lightrail? Why don’t they build up areas around existing stations with highrises instead?

    • KM January 7, 2018 (12:19 am)

      They have and they are. We are not the only area with newcomers. We need housing everywhere in the city.

      • Mike January 7, 2018 (10:28 am)

        They move here because it’s being built, not because they ‘need’ it here.  People don’t live in apartments, condos and homes that don’t exist.  Developers are frothing at the mouth with the way our city officials have handed them endless overrun on doing whatever they wish.  The utilities are not there to support it, the systems that people truly need will fail (water, sewer, garbage, electrical) without proper updates and additions to support the insane development going on.  Our treatment plant already failed and actually had raw sewage pile up, nearly killing workers by drowning them in raw sewage (literally a crappy way to go). https://projects.seattletimes.com/2017/west-point/ City, county and state management and officials don’t put money into systems that need it, but they love a nice talking point in the news to bump their careers up the chain.

        • John January 7, 2018 (1:21 pm)


          The claim you make about, “utilities are not there to support it, the systems that people truly need will fail (water, sewer, garbage, electrical)” is simply not true. 

          Building regulations dramatically reduce household utility systems demand.  This includes low flow faucets and showers as well as toilets that greatly reduce water and sewage.  New requirements also limit the hard surface runoff and require infiltration of home rainwater previously routed into the sewer.   

          LED lighting requirements as well as energy efficient appliances are new innovations that reduce electrical consumption as does the solar energy panels we see on roofs.

          Conflating the loss of life at the sewage treatment plant  with  a lack of  utilities is irresponsible and loathsome to me.

  • TJ January 7, 2018 (12:24 pm)

    Well if there isn’t housing, they won’t move here. It’s not like people are packing up and moving here with no idea where they will live. The city and commenters act like these are refugees showing up with nowhere to go. Let’s at least be honest about what’s going on here…the city is bowing down to developers with give aways and tax breaks to attract as much building here, which other cities here are not doing. Drive thru White Center…it looks exactly the same as it did in the mid 80’s. Prime ground for growth but nothing there and it is only 5 miles from the triangle. There is a point where we need to say no more, sorry we are tapped out on density. 

    • WSB January 7, 2018 (1:43 pm)

      White Center has even less support for civic services as it is not annexed. Its voters said no to Burien, which has since said never mind, we’re not trying again, and Seattle isn’t exactly in hot pursuit – even discussing annexing WC has stalled since the Duwamish Triangle annexation hit some sort of roadblock. But there is housing development in WC – just not in the downtown core – Greenbridge, in particular, has seen a lot of housing development on empty land.

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