DEVELOPMENT: Land-use approval for 14-unit development on ex-substation site

IMG_5852 (1)(WSB photo from 2016)

From this week’s first city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin, a key approval is in for a 14-unit residential project proposed at 8822 9th SW [map]. This proposal has been in the works for more than two years, and we’ve been tracking the site for six years, as it’s a former substation location sold off by the city (backstory here). The 14-unit plan is the second redevelopment plan for this site, following a 9-unit plan that stalled, and would include 12 townhouses, two “accessory dwelling units,” and 14 offstreet-parking spaces. The decision opens a window for appeals (deadline May 17th); the notice explains how to file one.

4 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Land-use approval for 14-unit development on ex-substation site"

  • AB May 5, 2021 (12:34 pm)

    No!!! How could the city possibly destroy the CHARACTER of such a beautiful empty lot! West Seattle is RUINED.

    • Housing Shortages May 6, 2021 (7:36 pm)

      I have to hope this was sarcastic. An empty lot was not full of character, and this is a great spot for more density as we have a HUGE housing shortage in king county. This is an improvement.

      • AMD May 6, 2021 (8:55 pm)

        It absolutely was sarcasm, and rightly pointing out how ridiculous people sound sometimes, carrying on about developments ruining the neighborhood when the thing being replaced is literally an abandoned house that has burned down three times.  This will be a great addition to the neighborhood, and I hope the 16th & Holden substation will also be homes some day.

  • EJ May 5, 2021 (6:25 pm)

    Is anything going to happen with the former (current?) sub station on the SW side of 16th and Holden?

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