DEVELOPMENT: 1116 Alki Avenue SW project proposes 50 to 65 residential units

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A new early-stage redevelopment proposal for Alki will replace the last pocket of beach bungalows at the tip of Duwamish Head with one building containing 50 to 65 units. The project address is 1116 Alki SW [map]; the site also includes five lots to the west, according to the site plan filed last week. Another document in the online file says the building would be six stories with one partly underground level of parking, which would include 77 to 103 spaces (as per the Alki Parking Overlay, which requires 1 1/2 spaces per unit). Property records show the three westernmost parcels were sold together in 2014 for $3.6 million; the three easternmost parcels were sold in 2017 transactions that totaled more than $4.5 million. Four of the six houses to be demolished are more than a century old. This is an early-stage proposal, so no public-comment opportunities/reviews are set yet.

13 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: 1116 Alki Avenue SW project proposes 50 to 65 residential units"

  • Kalo May 13, 2020 (12:27 pm)

    Hope our refurbished or rebuilt bridge can handle increased traffic! There is also a huge project happening about a half mile west of this w/50+ units. 

  • Jack May 13, 2020 (12:44 pm)

    Welcome to Miami.

  • Meyer May 13, 2020 (12:51 pm)

    Isn’t there another pocket of 2 small homes at 1410 Alki?

    • WSB May 13, 2020 (1:56 pm)

      This is the last pocket on the tip of Duwamish Head, not the last pocket period

  • Chuck May 13, 2020 (1:29 pm)

    I think West Seattle should have a building moratorium until the bridge is sorted out. We are far beyond what the infrastructure can support right now. No pun intended.

    • AMD May 13, 2020 (1:57 pm)

      Anything in the design process now wouldn’t be finished until after the bridge is “sorted out.”  

    • ws-commuter May 13, 2020 (3:34 pm)


    • Tsurly May 13, 2020 (6:35 pm)

      I have a place to live, so screw everyone who doesn’t.

  • TJ May 13, 2020 (1:48 pm)

    Don’t worry, the city is on top of this and expediting the process. Although whatever the final verdict is on what needs to be done it will not have added capacity as worst case the top sections only would need to be replaced, not the entire bridge and vertical columns like some people seem to have talked themselves into 

  • Stevie J May 13, 2020 (8:06 pm)

    I read a lot about parking policy and I had never heard of the Alki Parking Overlay. I searched and couldn’t find anything about its origins. Anyone know the history of this policy? 

    I think the people who have turned up in every development thread in the past two months demanding that no more multifamily homes be built in West Seattle are the same people who didn’t want any apartments built before the bridge was closed. This is a convenient excuse to resurrect the 20th century policies that made nice areas available only to those who could afford single family homes. 

  • will o wisp May 14, 2020 (5:37 am)

    It was an attempt to try and save some street parking for visitors to Alki Beach Park.  At that time apartments were being built in the area without any parking.  It was pushed by a combination of businesses, locals and park users.  Secondarily it was also an attempt to eliminate the illegal parking on the strip between the sidewalk and Alki Ave. on the South side of Alki.  Alki area was and is a place where illegal parking is ignored much of the time.

  • HS May 14, 2020 (9:04 am)

    If I recall correctly, I think the parcels sold in  2014 were originally planned for hotel development.

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