DEVELOPMENT: Next Southwest Design Review Board date set for 9218 18th SW

The Southwest Design Review Board‘s calendar has been empty for months, but now it shows the tentative date for a review meeting: The second Early Design Guidance review for 9218 18th SW [map] is set for 5 pm April 1st, online. The project is expected to be mixed use, 5 stories, 56 units, some retail space, and 28 offstreet-parking spaces, according to Caron Architecture‘s draft packet for the next review. Its first review was four months ago; the board told the architects to try again. Our report from the October meeting details the concerns voiced by board members. The meeting will include a public-comment period; when it gets closer, viewing information and the final design packet will be accessible on this webpage.

4 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Next Southwest Design Review Board date set for 9218 18th SW"

  • AMD February 20, 2021 (6:16 am)

    Well, the amount of parking seems unnecessary and excessive for that location.  Glad to see more housing come to the area, though.  Hope the excess parking doesn’t make these units too expensive.  This is an ideal location for someone who prefers not to drive.

    • DH February 20, 2021 (2:27 pm)

      How is 1 parking spot per 2 units excessive parking? What world do you live in where this is the case? People that live near places like this experience increased street parking. I’m not against that but I can’t understand how this is “excessive.”

      • AMD February 20, 2021 (8:27 pm)

        I AM a person that lives near this and there’s plenty of street parking.  The parking lot of another nearby apartment building is always half empty.  There are lots of apartments that aren’t situated right near almost a dozen different bus lines that are great for people who own cars, and have attached parking for those people.  Not every building needs to cater to car-owners.  There is no need for that much parking here.  It’s a waste of space, and makes units more expensive than they need to be.  

    • Sky February 20, 2021 (6:24 pm)

      While it may be the ideal location for someone who prefers not to drive, that doesn’t mean that’ll be the case. The apartments and developments that are built nowadays never have enough off street parking for residents. Better too many than too few in my opinion, and 28 (50%) is still too few.

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