DEVELOPMENT: Preview revised 8854 Delridge Way SW plan, before Thursday’s Southwest Design Review Board meeting

(Rendering by Sazei Design Group)

This Thursday (January 23), the proposed Delridge Heights mixed-use building at 8854 Delridge Way SW – a vacant site that previously held a fire-damaged auto shop – goes to the Southwest Design Review Board for the third time. Below (and here), you can see the new “packet” detailing the revised design that board members will review. The meeting includes a public-comment period, so it’s published for your review too.

The plan by Sazei Design Group calls for what the city website summarizes as a “4-story apartment building with 18 small efficiency dwelling units, 14 apartments (32 units total), and office space. Parking for 14 vehicles proposed.” The packet says the “office space” is 1,150 square feet of commercial space that will include “retail.” Here’s our coverage of the previous two reviews – last September and August 2017. Thursday’s meeting is at 6:30 pm at the Senior Center/Sisson Building in The Junction (4217 SW Oregon).

14 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Preview revised 8854 Delridge Way SW plan, before Thursday's Southwest Design Review Board meeting"

  • J January 19, 2020 (4:43 pm)

    They couldn’t come up with a better name than Delridge Heights 

    • WSB January 19, 2020 (6:56 pm)

      What would be a “better name”?

      • heartless January 19, 2020 (6:58 pm)

        XANADU TWO!Actually I have no problem with ‘Delridge Heights,’ but my guess is J just thinks it’s kinda boring, and, well, yeah.

      • J January 19, 2020 (7:42 pm)

        Anything original. Adding “heights” to a location identifier isn’t

  • Brian January 19, 2020 (5:26 pm)

    This redesign improves the original concept IMO.  I hope the sidewalk and “modest plaza” are large enough to invite comfortable pedestrian traffic. I live two blocks away and despise walking in this area. 

  • AMD January 19, 2020 (5:47 pm)

    This lot cannot be developed fast enough.  It has been sitting vacant and abandoned ever since the fire.  It’s a shame they felt like they needed to add car storage instead of more (or larger) housing; this location is SO ideally connected to transit.  Hopefully this unnecessary “feature”  won’t drive up prices too much.  :\

  • TM7302 January 20, 2020 (10:55 am)

    Just what we need, more density without a corresponding increase in the infrastructure to support it.  Seattle is hopelessly stuck in an increase the housing density mode without looking how this density affects the neighborhood and the city as a whole.   Is anyone looking at  how this density will impact the need for more school rooms and teachers?  How will the increase demand in utility services impact those who already live there and who will ultimately pay for the cost of those services?  What about bus service, parking, road congestion, etc?  Address only one part of a problem without considering all the impacts is like cutting your hand off to fix a hangnail.

    • WSB January 20, 2020 (11:34 am)

      In eastern WS, a lot of that has already/will be addressed, from infrastructures in the south Delridge repaving-and-more project in 2012 to the forthcoming upgrade of the 120 to RapidRide H Line. (Also, there’s a City Light five-month upgrade project starting in mid-Delridge this month.) Re: schools, the ones currently overenrolled (Arbor Heights, Genesee Hill) are on the other side of the peninsula – Sanislo and Highland Park Elementaries are not; West Seattle ES is growing but has an addition coming. Crosschecking district capacity #’s with the current enrollment, Denny IMS and Chief Sealth IHS aren’t maxed out either. – TR

    • zark00 January 21, 2020 (10:25 am)

      Sounds like you’re saying we should build more roads/highways, more bus lines, increase utility capacities, build more schools, more of everything – and THEN go ahead and build more housing?   It doesn’t work that way.  This isn’t a Disney planned community. 

  • Dan January 20, 2020 (12:26 pm)

    I welcome it. It looks better than the current situation on that lot and increasing our urban density is a much better action compared to sprawing our population out and further cutting into our forests

  • BB8 January 23, 2020 (11:42 am)

    I wish we could see how this building will look next to the houses and apartments that surround it.  It looks really big from these drawings.  It’s really sad when you drive through the Alaska Juntion now and all you see is mammoth apartment buildings and not the sky.  It feels like nature and open space is disappearing around here and we are becoming boxed in.

    • WSB January 23, 2020 (11:53 am)

      I can’t check the packet right now as I’m in transit but that’s usually part of the packet, showing the surrounding environment.

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