FOLLOWUP: See the design packet for the 4807 41st SW microapartments

In our development-notes roundup last weekend, we mentioned the Streamlined Design Review comment period was about to start for the microapartment project planned at 4807 41st SW – three stories, 22 units, no offstreet parking. Tonight, the official notice is out, setting the comment deadline as February 14th, and the “design packet” is now posted on the city website for public review. It’s embedded above, and also visible in PDF here. If you have comments on the plan, the notice explains how to send them to the city (and notes that this is the only opportunity for public comment; the Streamlined Design Review process does not include public meetings).

7 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: See the design packet for the 4807 41st SW microapartments"

  • bolo February 2, 2018 (10:04 am)

    Glad that they are counting actual units as units, instead of downward-astroturfing the actual number of units by instead counting communal kitchens as units.
    Looks like the existing lot is less than 50% hard (water impervious) surface, and the proposed looks to be over 80% hard surface, yet could not find any plans of dealing with the increased runoff.

  • old timer February 2, 2018 (10:55 am)

    Boy, those basement units on the West side look like they will be grim little caves.

    Hopefully, warm and dry, but perpetually dark.

  • MJ February 3, 2018 (6:22 pm)

    And of course no one living in the units will own a car!

  • K8 February 4, 2018 (8:39 pm)

    Parking on that streatch of 41st is already really hard to come by. It’ll be even more fun to see the trucks getting stuck  as they try to navigate a narrow street with 22 more cars on it.

  • steve February 5, 2018 (11:47 am)

    living on 41st we are impacted by Jefferson square Safeway requiring their employees to park off site clogging 41st now, and many commuters parking all day walking to transit in the junction.  this is going to create more of a bottle neck on 41st.  Many cars race down our residential street to avoid lights and traffic on Fauntleroy already.  Why, when i own a single family lot that i am required to have off street parking does the city gift developers with exemptions for parking?  with 22 units planned for a single lot the cars will fill the street for blocks, that is already full of cars from Jefferson square businesses and commuters.  this is going to clog the junction and devalue the neighborhood.  From an equity standpoint this is wrong. and doesn’t follow the rules adopted in the comp plan for a walk-able neighborhood.  

  • Gilbert February 6, 2018 (4:00 pm)

    The developer describes this complex as attractive, well proportioned and residential in character.   I challenge all of those.  It is a giant 4 story box with no relation to the multi-family or single family dwellings around it.  You can paste contemporary materials on a pig and call it attractive but it is still a pig, it has no redeeming proportions to speak of but is just a large box pushed out onto the edge of the slope looming over 41st and in front of the buildings to each side.  How can they get away with 4 stories on the east side?  30 feet is the limit.  It has no character or feel of residential homes when comparing it to the building to the north or the many single family residences to the south.

  • February 9, 2018 (4:55 pm)

    This is awful and shame on the city for destroying our neighborhood! Zero parking is totally wrong. The residents will likely have cars and quests that have cars. Let’s punish the residents and take away precious parking. 

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