DEVELOPMENT: Arbor Heights project under way

3 1/2 years after we first reported that a multifamily project was proposed for the former Church of Christ site at 4220 SW 100th, site work is under way. Jeff tipped us late last month that demolition had begun; crews were doing deconstruction work by hand at first, but now heavy equipment is involved. The 8-townhouse, 1-live-work project went through Design Review in 2017 and 2018; it drew extra scrutiny because its site is part of an isolated sliver of multifamily/commercial zoning – NC1-30 (three stories) when the project was initiated, so that’s what it’s being built to, though HALA MHA has since upzoned the site to NC1-40 (four stories).

9 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Arbor Heights project under way"

  • Alki resident October 2, 2019 (1:37 pm)

    So nice to see that eye sore go. 

  • Bradley October 2, 2019 (1:38 pm)


    • Mongo October 2, 2019 (5:12 pm)

      Curious why you feel that way about it…I’m an AH resident.  Glad to see a building that was unused and falling into disrepair be turned into a productive use.  Not every change is bad…

  • 1994 October 2, 2019 (8:39 pm)

     HALA MHA has since upzoned the site to NC1-40 (four stories).That is pretty crazy in a single family home area! No home in the area is over 3 floors if any at all are. I hope the builder sticks to their 3 story building plan.  This new building will be an interesting change for SW 100 St.

  • E.J. October 2, 2019 (8:40 pm)

    I’m moving to Arbor Heights in just a few weeks. Curious to see what business might go into that live-work unit. Like Mongo and Alki Resident I think the plans for the new development look nicer than what was here before.

  • D Del Rio October 3, 2019 (10:32 am)

    I wonder if this is just the beginning. It would not surprise me if more of the neighborhood will be upzoned in the future if Seattle keeps on growing. 

  • anonyme October 4, 2019 (7:17 am)

    Four stories are ridiculous in this area.  The other thing I find troubling is that I never saw HALA/MHA changes for this area on any map during the process.  It makes me wonder what other changes have been slipped in under the radar.  Last, this neighborhood desperately needs some kind of amenities – a small grocery, restaurant, coffee shop.  Not expensive four-story townhouses.  How is that model HALA/MHA compatible?  Answer; it isn’t, nor was it ever intended to be.  Just as misleading as levies pretending to serve libraries or seniors.

    • WSB October 4, 2019 (12:48 pm)

      ALL commercial/multifamily property in the city was upzoned. We repeated this countless times. Some of the citywides misstated or omitted this as in most cases they weren’t covering it as closely, but that was part of the plan. – TR

  • Fauntleroy Resident October 4, 2019 (11:04 am)

    When I drove by this site yesterday the bulldozer was actively demolishing the structure and NO water was being used to control the dust from the construction site which is a  requirement.  Given the age of the building coming down, there’s likely lead in the dust.  I stopped to ask the workers why proper abatement procedures weren’t being used and one worker quickly ran to turn back on a small hose and said he’d just stepped away for a few minutes.  From my observation, the construction site did not look wet.  To any neighbors living near the construction site, I’d keep a close eye on this project and don’t be afraid to say something if things don’t look like they’re being handled appropriately.  

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