DEVELOPMENT: 3084 SW Avalon Way, 2000-2050 SW Orchard designs

Two West Seattle projects that are going through Administrative Design Review – seeking your comments, but without board meetings – now have design packets available for viewing:

3084 SW AVALON WAY: This 35-microapartment, no-offstreet-parking project is going through a second round of the final (“recommendation”) phase of Administrative Design Review. Here’s the packet.

It notes that the design has been changed somewhat to respond to the townhouse project to the north, which the same design firm, Cone Architecture, is handling, as well as to a variety of critiques offered by city staff in previous phases. Some of those are focused on the transition between the project and the neighborhood behind it. If you have comments, email the assigned city planner at

2000-2050 SW ORCHARD: This 18-townhouse, 18-offstreet-parking-space project is in the Early Design Guidance phase of Design Review. Rowhouse-style buildings are the “preferred alternative” of the size/shape options proposed by B9 Architects:

Here’s the packet for half of the site. The official review notice hasn’t been published yet so this is basically a preview. You can email comments to the assigned planner at

8 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: 3084 SW Avalon Way, 2000-2050 SW Orchard designs"

  • Delridger March 18, 2019 (11:00 pm)

    Those Orchard rowhomes look really nice. It’s great to see the Delridge corridor urbanizing so quickly. Maybe at some point we can finally get a grocery store and a few more restaurants?

  • ImNotSparticus March 19, 2019 (8:57 am)

    Wow, 250-260 square foot apartments…I sure hope those will actually be affordable because what a depressing way to live.

    • donttreadonme March 19, 2019 (10:39 am)

      What do you consider affordable? These things tend to rent around the $1100 / month range.

  • A March 19, 2019 (10:37 am)

    35 unit building with NO off street parking. Just to the north they are almost done with a 70+ unit building with NO off street parking. Meanwhile the city is about to start a road project where they are to remove the center turn lane on Avalon from Spokane Street to 35th and also remove 40+ parking spots on Avalon. This is being done so that there can be a “protected” bike lane.  Avalon is about to become a disaster. Thanks City Of Seattle! 

    • Benjamin March 19, 2019 (1:59 pm)

      I bike every day and i don’t get it either A!  This is a solution in search of a problem.  People do need to slow down when driving though.

    • donttreadonme March 19, 2019 (2:31 pm)

      My safety is more important than your ability to park your private property in the public right of way.

  • Andy March 19, 2019 (3:43 pm)

    The final design will require an Uber lane to pick up and drop off. The buses and light rail cars will be full up before getting onto the bridge

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