Future redevelopment at Providence Mount St. Vincent? Hearing Wednesday on proposed city Comprehensive Plan change

Should the West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village boundary be extended to include Providence Mount St. Vincent (4831 35th SW)?

Tomorrow when the Seattle City Council’s Planning, Land Use, and Zoning Committee considers a stack of proposed amendments to the city’s Comprehensive Plan, that proposal will be among them.

(Text here in PDF.) The 9:30 am Wednesday committee meeting at City Hall includes a public hearing. This is only midway through a long process of deciding whether the proposed amendment will be approved, but it’s of interest (thanks to Diane for the tip!) because in the document explaining the proposal, it’s explained as a potential precursor to redevelopment on the site:

The requested changes would provide Providence Mount St. Vincent greater height (50’ versus 40’) and a greater FAR (2.3 versus 1.8), while keeping the current zoning designation of LR3(M). These increases would be beneficial to expanding the existing and potential future uses, which include assisted living apartments, P.A.C.E, children day care, physical and occupational therapy services, a chapel, and the Sisters of Providence retirement home.

Here’s the full document:

It also says that The Mount’s planning is in the early stages and they expect to have community meetings about their plans before year’s end. We have a message out to The Mount’s leadership in hopes of finding out a bit more about what they’re hoping to build.

Meantime, back to tomorrow morning’s council-committee agenda. Other possible Comprehensive Plan amendments proposed, of West Seattle interest:

*An amendment to change the zoning of 2938-2944 Alki Avenue SW from single family to multifamily (text here in PDF)

*An amendment to change the zoning of 4501-4509 SW Admiral Way from Lowrise 1 to Lowrise 3 (text here in PDF)

Neither of those is recommended for advancing (“docketing”). Tomorrow’s meeting also includes a briefing on the city permit backlog and suggestions of ways to ease it, such as simplifying the city code, described as now up to 867 pages.

5 Replies to "Future redevelopment at Providence Mount St. Vincent? Hearing Wednesday on proposed city Comprehensive Plan change"

  • Karen July 16, 2019 (6:31 pm)


  • pdid July 16, 2019 (6:58 pm)

    Cool! Such a great locations, I’d love to see them able to do more with it down the road.

  • Vanessa July 17, 2019 (12:50 pm)

    (God) knows our community needs to provide more care.Vote yes, whoever you decision makers are.

  • Diane July 17, 2019 (4:46 pm)

    100% in support of this; we desperately need more affordable senior housing and more quality child care

  • enid July 19, 2019 (6:05 am)

    I see two issues here that need not be intertwined.  One is an attempt at broader upzoning than HALA allows, the other is a plan to expand Mt. St. Vincent.  No on the first, yes on the second.

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