DEVELOPMENT: 4722 Fauntleroy Way, 5616 California SW, 8823 9th SW

From today’s city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin:

(Rendering from final SW Design Review Board meeting on 4722 Fauntleroy project)

4722 FAUNTLEROY WAY SW: A week ago, we mentioned that construction was likely starting here soon since the Goodwill truck had to move. We’re still awaiting official comment from developers Legacy Partners, but in the meantime, today’s LUIB includes the land-use decision (PDF) for the larger of two buildings in this project – described as a “7-story, 239-unit apartment building (25 small efficiency dwelling units and 214 apartment units) with 16 Live-Work units and Retail Sales and Service. Parking for 230 vehicles proposed.” The approval opens a two-week window for appeals; the notice (PDF) explains that process.

5616 CALIFORNIA SW: We reported three weeks ago on the “early design community outreach” meeting for this 8-townhouse, 5-offstreet-parking-space project. Now it’s officially open for two weeks of public comment in Administrative Design Review – see the packet here; the notice with how-to-comment info is linked here.

8823 9TH SW: A land-use-permit application has been filed to build two 3-story buildings totaling 7 townhouses. This opens a two-week period for comments on the application; the official notice (PDF) explains how to comment.

6 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: 4722 Fauntleroy Way, 5616 California SW, 8823 9th SW"

  • TM October 9, 2018 (10:14 am)

    Could the 4722 Fauntleroy Project look any more mundane? These buildings look like Soviet era apartment blocks. No design effort whatsoever.
    People are exhausted from years of fighting stuff like this and neighborhoods stripped of the very character that made them attractive in the first place.
    We get the building design we deserve.

    • WSB October 9, 2018 (10:20 am)

      Not a soul showed up for public comment when this project finished Design Review. However, it could be argued that the public did make a difference with the fate of this site. You might recall that it was previously proposed for a single-story CVS drug store and parking lot and there was considerable pushback on that; it finally was scrapped. – TR

  • Nolan October 9, 2018 (11:04 am)

    Let’s get this out of the way: there is no static “character” to a community that lies frozen in time, pristine and perfect. “Character” is necessarily a fluid thing, because communities are made up of people and people are fluid things. Near as I can tell, you’re mourning something that never really existed at all.

  • BJG October 10, 2018 (8:19 am)

    Oh yes, there was neighborhood character. It existed. You just weren’t there to see it. That is how history is. We remember it and you don’t. New, monsterous buildings, and nothing special will be your memory.

    • Nolan October 10, 2018 (9:40 am)

      By your own statements, your concept of “character” is what you remember and consider “special”. That’s hardly carte blanche to enforce it on the rest of us, or even to moan and groan about it unchallenged.

      More “monstrous” buildings for us, please and thank you.

  • BJG October 10, 2018 (5:09 pm)

    Have you noticed anyone “enforcing” anything on you? Nolan, you are not “the rest of us.” What a silly, trollish statement!

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