DEVELOPMENT: 1772 Alki SW is first West Seattle project to set date for Early Outreach in Design Review process

(King County Assessor website photos of 1772, 1774 Alki SW houses to be replaced by 5 townhouses)

Almost two months after the city launched a calendar and website for a new component of the Design Review process known as Early Community Outreach, the first West Seattle project has turned up in the pipeline: 1772 Alki SW, five townhouses planned to replace two houses (at 1772 and 1774), with 8 offstreet-parking spaces.

The new process is intended to formalize something that some developers had been doing and some hadn’t – reaching out to community members before the project design got to the formal comment phase. The Early Community Outreach meeting for this project is set for 10 am Saturday, September 8th, at Alki Community Center (5817 SW Stevens) and is open to all.

SIDE NOTES: If you receive – or have already received – a direct notification about this meeting, please consider letting us know (, as we’re interested in seeing how this new process plays out. … Also of note regarding this particular project, it’s next to, but apparently separate from, a similar project, six townhouses replacing two houses at 1778 and 1780 Alki SW, with an application notice in today’s Land Use Information Bulletin.

5 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: 1772 Alki SW is first West Seattle project to set date for Early Outreach in Design Review process"

  • anonyme August 17, 2018 (6:39 am)

    And Alki loses it’s history and character one condo at a time.

  • Joan August 17, 2018 (9:18 am)

    Oh, I will be very sad if that large monkey puzzle tree gets bulldozed. It’s  a landmark for me when I walk the path. Plus, it’s just so wonderfully large and  quirky.

  • cjboffoli August 17, 2018 (10:18 am)

    There is nothing about those outdated, cheaply built structures that suggests history or character to me.  I can only marvel at how such underutilized land on the waterfront  can still exist at this point.

  • Yesindeed August 17, 2018 (3:44 pm)

    I agree with CJ. Only high density buildings should be allowed. Single family homes are a relic of the past and have no place in the modern city.

    • WSB August 17, 2018 (4:11 pm)

      Depending on your definition of “high density” … these may or may not be it. Five townhouses replacing two houses. Three stories, which seems to be where the zoning – Lowrise 2 – maxes out. Much of Alki Avenue has already densified.

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