DEVELOPMENT: What we learned at otherwise-unattended ‘early outreach’ for 9201 Delridge …

(2018 WSB photo of project site)

Tonight’s “early community outreach” meeting for the revised 9201 Delridge Way SW project was devoid of community members.

20 minutes after the promoted 6 pm start time, it was still your editor and six members of the project team, led by Caron Architecture, at Jim Wiley Community Center in Greenbridge.

So we asked Caron CEO Radim Blazej and his team a few questions about the project, which, as first reported here in October, pivoted from self-storage to residential/retail mixed-use

They say the current plan is for 46 apartments – not microstudios, but “regular” apartments – and three live-work units, in a five-story building with about 2,000 square feet of retail space. Ideally that’ll go to an F&B (food/beverage) tenant, but that depends on how leasing goes. Though no offstreet car parking is required, they’re looking at about 20 underground spaces, plus spots for 50 bicycles. They are not proposing any zoning exceptions (“departures”). The project will have to go through the Southwest Design Review Board and is likely to start that process “in the first part of 2020.” The site has not been sold – same ownership is developing the new project, which doesn’t have an official name, so it’s going by the working title “Delridge Apartments.” Its residential entry will be off SW Bartpn.

SURVEY: Through Thursday night (December 5th), you can provide feedback via this survey.

WHAT’S NEXT: Watch for that first Design Review Board meeting next year.

6 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: What we learned at otherwise-unattended 'early outreach' for 9201 Delridge ..."

  • BJG December 4, 2019 (8:26 am)

    I would take the pulblic’s absense to mean that what is proposed for this site is going to be better than what’s there. Indeed, the plan sounds better than we’re used to seeing in denser parts of West Seattle. Next steps may bring more interest.

  • Derek December 4, 2019 (10:07 am)

    The public’s absence is more an indicator of this meeting being poorly advertised. I live on 20th Ave adjacent to the site and there wasn’t any advertisement or outreach done by the developer that I’m aware of. We have a pretty active community group and are generally aware of these types of things. We will be represented at the next meeting. I’m Glad to see they have decided to provide some parking which was not included in their previous design proposal.

  • Kman December 4, 2019 (10:08 am)

    This is fantastic. Can’t wait to see this dump go. Now if we can get rid of the other garage on 16th, the vacant red building and a few of the other vacant and dumpy run down properties in the few blocks surrounding this, we’ll be getting somewhere. It sure is taking a long time for this area to look a little nicer. If you own a property please keep it looking nice. It’s a disgrace. 

  • Kimbee December 4, 2019 (12:14 pm)

    Thanks WSB for covering. I wasn’t available last night and will provide comments before Dec 5th. Any new links to the early design floor plan by DON? The WSB October article links to an  illustration for 56 units and 8 parking spaces. Thanks again. 

    • WSB December 4, 2019 (1:27 pm)

      No, there is no new site plan on file and all they had for the presentation they would have made was a massing outline.

  • KM December 4, 2019 (1:24 pm)

    If only we had a land tax instead of a property tax.

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