FOLLOWUP: Key approval for Transitional Resources Yancy Street project

(Rendering by SMR Architects)

That’s the final rendering for Yancy Street, the supportive-housing complex that West Seattle nonprofit Transitional Resources plans to build on the project’s namesake street, with 44 studio apartments for people living with behavioral-health challenges. It just got key city approvals, as announced in Monday’s Land Use Information Bulletin. We first reported on the project in February 2018; it’s replacing houses at 2811, 2821, and 2827 SW Yancy that TR has long used as shared housing. (Our past coverage also includes a design-feedback open house last year, plus news of partial city funding.) You can read the full decision here; its publication opens a 2-week appeal period, explained here. TR CEO Darcell Slovek-Walker tells WSB, “We anticipate that demolition/construction will start end of June/early July.” Her nonprofit, headquartered nearby, already provides housing for more than 80 people.

8 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Key approval for Transitional Resources Yancy Street project"

  • John W May 19, 2020 (12:15 pm)

    Excellent news.  Supportive-housing is the compassionate response to our homeless  and ill. 

    • Kram May 19, 2020 (2:48 pm)


  • JAG May 19, 2020 (12:26 pm)

    How does  this fit in with the Yancy light rail line? 

    • Joe Z May 19, 2020 (1:51 pm)

      The light rail guideway would take out the self storage facility across the street. Their existing facility on Avalon gets the bulldozer if the Yancy to Andover segment is chosen. If the Yancy to Avalon segment is chosen it would be close…hard to tell based on the lines. Could potentially take out both facilities or neither.

      If only we had an abandoned highway ramp somewhere nearby that would provide a smooth uphill grade to 35th/Fauntleroy…

  • WSB May 19, 2020 (1:16 pm)

    No, this means nothing but what it is – a redevelopment project.

  • Cycling Person May 19, 2020 (2:19 pm)

    I have to laugh at how flat Yancy looks in this rendering.  Are they going to take the hill out too? Cyclists will thank them. 

    • Rick May 20, 2020 (11:03 am)

      Actually,I think that would be their next demand. 

    • Kathy May 20, 2020 (7:23 pm)

      I had the exact same reaction to that rendition. If that’s supposed to be the view from Yancy it is pretty deceptive, maybe the artist hasn’t been to the sites.

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