DEVELOPMENT: Early-stage proposal for apartments at south end of Harbor Avenue

New in city files: An early-stage proposal for an apartment building at the southwest end of Harbor Avenue SW, just north of the West Seattle Bridge. The documents in city files say what’s being considered is a five-story, 75-apartment building that would have 38 offstreet parking spaces in a garage accessed off Harbor. The parcels are listed in documents as having the street numbers 3405, 3411, and 3417 Harbor; the latter, the address at which documents are filed, currently holds a small commercial building. The site’s current zoning is for 40 feet in height but under the HALA MHA upzoning that’s about to take effect, 55 feet will be allowed. The area is a mix of commercial and residential, across the street from Emerald City Pet Rescue and ActivSpace, with houses to the west and condos to the north.

6 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Early-stage proposal for apartments at south end of Harbor Avenue"

  • David April 7, 2019 (4:10 pm)

    Having a direct view of this property, what remains of our view would now be the back side of a very large apartment building.  Not a great site for an apartment building as there is already limited paring places for the commercial sector in the area. 

    • MD April 8, 2019 (10:48 am)

      Hi David!I live in the condo’s down the street from you and am right next to where they may build this. Please go to the community meeting when it happens. i do not want a building here either. There is no way 30th Ave SW can handle traffic, and like you said, the parking it already bad for those like me, who does not have the luxery of a parking space in the building (because they only put in 5 spaces for the 12 unit building) and where is everyone going to park to visit the business arcoss the street?  Ugh. Sick of this.

  • David April 12, 2019 (7:14 am)

    Hi MD (and others) – Seems they are moving forward with this quickly. There is a land survey company on the lot now and a group of what looked like city people where there last Friday.   

  • David April 12, 2019 (7:32 am)

    Information can be found about this at   place in 3417 HARBOR AVE SW in the Search By Address box. This is the group on the application :  Lets be sure to let – 206-395-4392 that this is not wanted at this location. 

  • Rick April 12, 2019 (8:47 am)

    You don’t have a right to own a car you paid for. Oh,wait..  You don’t have a right to drive on city roads you paid for (and still and always be via tabs,tolls and taxes).  Oh,wait…  You don’t have a right to park on those city streets you paid for. Oh, wait…  The keys to the city were handed over to the developers a long time ago.  $$$ are always the answer here. As in yours.

  • WSB April 14, 2019 (3:23 pm)

    I should note, pending a future update – just noticed that this site is listed for sale.

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