DEVELOPMENT: Next Design Review date for 3417 Harbor SW; meeting reminder for 9218 18th SW

Two notes about projects with upcoming Southwest Design Review Board online public meetings:

(Rendering by Atelier Drome Architecture)

3417 HARBOR AVENUE SW: This 5-story, 115-apartment, 65-offstreet-parking-space project (map) has already been through the first round of Design Review (here’s our coverage from March, at the board’s last in-person meeting) and now the next review is tentatively set for 5 pm November 19th (online). A draft of the design packet is already available, showing various angles as well as what was done in response to board and public comments at the first meeting. When this meeting gets closer, connection and commenting information – and the final packet – will be here. You can also send comments to, the city planner assigned to the project.

(Rendering by Caron Architecture)

9218 18TH SW: As first mentioned here last month, this 5-story, 59-apartment, 25-offstreet-parking-space building with retail (map) has its first Design Review meeting this Thursday (October 15th), 4 pm. Information for watching/listening and commenting is here; the design packet is here. (Since this is the Early Design Guidance phase, the focus is on massing – size/shape/location on the site – not on design details.) You also can send project comments to, the assigned city planner.

6 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Next Design Review date for 3417 Harbor SW; meeting reminder for 9218 18th SW"

  • John October 11, 2020 (6:40 pm)

    We’re going to need a bigger bridge.

    (inspired by the movie “Jaws”.

  • John W October 11, 2020 (7:50 pm)

    Or a bigger boat. 

  • Flivver October 11, 2020 (8:32 pm)

    And a bigger parking lot.

  • AMD October 12, 2020 (12:00 pm)

    Bigger sidewalks would be nice.  The pandemic has made me realize just how tiny our sidewalks are, and how quickly they get crowded when people have a reason to walk around their neighborhoods.  The South Delridge building is in a dream location for navigating the neighborhood on foot.  

  • Chivahn October 12, 2020 (8:29 pm)

    I work directly across the street at the ActivSpace (overlooking this lot) and there’s already not enough street parking on that stretch. The Storage Units being built next store made it worse for months!

  • John October 13, 2020 (10:25 pm)

    PARKING .Thinking people won’t need a car to lead a normal life in this sprawling metroplex is a fantasy. Okay, we want to reduce the pressure on the downtown commute…. so the solution is that we try to make people become car-less throughout the city. The truth is that a great many peoples’ lives radiate outward toward jobs and shopping outside of the downtown core, not inward toward the failing spires of Emerald City.  But yeah, this is Seattle, and this is how planners think here. 

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