DEVELOPMENT: Another change for 9201 Delridge Way SW

Another change in plan for the ex-auto-shop site at 9201 Delridge Way SW. Originally it was planned for redevelopment as a self-storage facility; then the plan changed to a mixed-use building. Now, city records show it’s changed again – a new developer, new architect, and new plan. The developer is now an LLC with the same ownership as STS Construction Services (WSB sponsor), whose headquarters and other recent projects are nearby; online records show the site was sold for $2.1 million in March. The new architect is Atelier Drome. The previous plan, which was about to go to the Southwest Design Review Board before public meetings were suspended in March, included 46 apartments and 3 live-work units The new early-stage site plan proposes ~67 residential units. As for public comment, the process has changed because of the pandemic but we’re continuing to watch city files.

14 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Another change for 9201 Delridge Way SW"

  • Mandy May 11, 2020 (1:56 pm)

    Certainly hope there will be parking for those units since it is an already extremely crowded area. Rather it go back to being the storage unit.πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’

    • Foop May 11, 2020 (2:11 pm)

      I can’t imagine parking is a must given its near 3 bus routes (one of which soon to be a rapid ride) that serves burien, downtown, slu, and cap hill. With added bike lanes coming along delridge I hope more units like this along major transit corridors help people ditch multicar households. I do understand people still owning a car for errands and getting out to our gorgeous sites once in a while, but this strange reliance needs to be relearned.

      • Chemist May 11, 2020 (11:02 pm)

        I, for one, am very pleased that our city council passed new codes that will require these 67 units to build 60 bike parking spots at ground level.  All the cargo ebikes worth thousands each should have accessible parking priced at what the market will bear.

      • AMD May 12, 2020 (8:40 am)

        More than 3, Foop.  You have the 120 (soon-to-be RapidRide) that gets you downtown and to Burien, the 60 that gets you to South Park, Broadway and all the hospitals on First Hill, the 125 which takes you to South Seattle College and downtown, and the 128 which takes you to Southcenter, Tukwila (including the Light Rail station there), Morgan Junction, the Alaska Junction and the Admiral District.  Then just a couple blocks away you can catch the 560 which takes you to the airport and Bellevue, the 113 express to downtown (for commuters), or a couple blocks in the other direction at WWV you can catch the C Line to Lincoln Park, the Junction and downtown or the 22 to Gatewood and Arbor Heights (and Morgan Junction and the Alaska Junction).  You’re also walking distance to Westwood Village and downtown White Center.  This location is a GODSEND for alternate modes of transport.  To encourage car-users to live here by including parking would be a travesty.

    • David May 12, 2020 (9:09 am)

      Not likely. There’s a 90-unit going in just three block away — no parking. If there is any parking at all it will surely be inadequate. This is the new thing: use the South Delridge neighborhood to pile up housing in West Seattle, provide no new transit options (or even sidewalks on the Barton St. Hill!). Things look good on the Northside though…because money.

  • JRR May 11, 2020 (3:50 pm)

    This is a great use of that prime corner, which will soon have a rapid ride stop just up the street. As a resident of the neighborhood, I see no issue with parking. I mean, maybe if someone expects to always have a free spot in front of their house, but why should I subsidize your personal parking spot any more than anyone else’s? Welcome to the city.

  • Westty Neighbor May 11, 2020 (4:43 pm)

    A great improvemnt to White Center

  • KM May 11, 2020 (5:20 pm)

    Very glad to see it’s not going back to a storage facility.

  • mem May 11, 2020 (6:42 pm)

    This is NOT White Center! White Center is located south of Roxbury.  Very glad for the change of developers. STS is a local developer and has done a great job developing the property catty-corner to this one. Thankfully no longer a proposed storage facility- too many headaches for surrounding neighbors. Thx for keeping us updated Tracy!

    • Foop May 12, 2020 (1:08 pm)

      AMd – thanks for including the extra info – I live near here and I walk to WC a lot for takeout or for bars and shopping when life is normal. I only really ever need the 120 and 560 (for flying). We really don’t need a car in this area. Awesome place to be for nightlife, local food. Best tacos in the city, strongest bank for your buck at 2fingers, fantastic community. Delridge is a bit of a rough stretch (high traffic) but the side roads are great for walking around the community. Also – let’s not be pedantic, this is basically White Center. Most of the businesses you can support are going to be in white center (for now) – the nearest consumer businesses are a mile away in any direction, in ‘West Seattle’

      • J May 12, 2020 (6:12 pm)

        Westwood village is close too

  • Chuck Jacobs May 11, 2020 (10:45 pm)

    Former home of Big O Tires.

  • Jade Kelly May 12, 2020 (1:10 pm)

     Curious to see what the soil sample results will be for contamination mitigation. I was a customer of that bussiness for 15 years before the previous tenants were “encouraged” to not renew the lease. I was raised on delridge and that was Big O tires even before that. Soon as they crack asphalt it’s going to qualify as comtinated. Not cheap to deal with.

  • Matthew Hagen May 13, 2020 (8:41 am)

    I’m an architect who lived down the street from the project site. Happy to see Atelier Drome is the architect selected. They do good work from what I can tell and welcome good design to the neighborhood.

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