DEVELOPMENT: South Delridge, Junction projects to Design Review Board; early-stage Roxbury proposal; national award for Highland Park’s Tsuga Townhomes

The Southwest Design Review Board‘s first meetings in three months top our roundup of West Seattle development notes:

9201 DELRIDGE WAY: This project’s next – and possibly final – Southwest Design Review Board meeting is set for 5 pm July 1st, online (here’s our coverage of the previous one last October). The project on the site of a former auto shop is now described on the city website as a “5-story, 77-unit apartment building with 73 apartments, 4 small efficiency dwelling units, and office,” no offstreet parking. Watch this page for meeting-access info when it gets closer.

4448 CALIFORNIA SW: 5 pm July 15th is set as the first SWDRB meeting for the proposal to replace a small commercial building (currently holding Homebridge and Doll Parts Collective). The city website describes it as 7 stories, 96 units, retail space. no offstreet parking; a draft version of the meeting packet is here. Watch this page for meeting-access details.

EARLY-STAGE ROXBURY PROPOSAL: New in the city system this week, an early-stage proposal for 1704 SW Roxbury, a commercial site that’s been on the market for a while. The site plan filed with the city describes the proposal as a 4-story, 42-apartment mixed-use building with retail and lists the prospective developer as Craig Haveson of STS Construction (WSB sponsor), also on record for the two projects mentioned above, along with Atelier Drome Architecture. The building on the site now is home to Meineke, which has a lease through 2025, according to the listing flyer.

HIGHLAND PARK PROJECT AWARD: The three-unit project at 7782 Highland Park Way SW has won a national award:

The project is called Tsuga Townhomes, and it’s been honored with a 2021 AIA National Housing Award. Wittman Estes – whose principals live in Highland Park – was the architect, developer, and general contractor for the certified 4-Star Built Green project. In addition to green roofs, reclaimed fir stairs, and high-efficiency energy systems. its attributes include that it was built at a cost of $185/SF, which the announcement says is just a bit over half the Seattle average. The project was featured on the Northwest Green Home Tour last fall.

15 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: South Delridge, Junction projects to Design Review Board; early-stage Roxbury proposal; national award for Highland Park's Tsuga Townhomes"

  • John May 23, 2021 (9:18 pm)

    The city needs to stop approving this insanity!

  • sc May 24, 2021 (6:29 am)

    At 4448 California ave SW no offstreet parking provided but it will have 96 units?Yes everyone living there will not have cars!

    • reed May 24, 2021 (11:11 am)

      There is plenty of PUBLIC RIGHT OF WAY street parking in the residential areas to the north, east and west of this location. 

      • Frog May 24, 2021 (12:52 pm)

        Wait, what?  You are in favor of using public space for (gag) car storage?  Paging Jort …

      • Robin May 24, 2021 (1:12 pm)

        How often do you go through these neighborhoods? I drive through them all the time and there are hardly available spots. I cannot imagine just fitting in 96 more vehicles like it’s no big deal.

        These new developments with no parking at all are atrocious.

        • reed May 24, 2021 (3:16 pm)

          All the time, usually by bike or foot. Perhaps some of the homeowners in that area could park their cars off-street if its such as issue?

          • Auntie May 24, 2021 (6:07 pm)

            Many, if not most, of the homes in the area do not have garages. I do agree that if one has a garage, they should use it for their car and not random (junk) storage.

  • Auntie May 24, 2021 (12:05 pm)

    Plenty of 2 HOUR street parking around there. I guess the people who live around there with cars have to move them every two hours…

    • Vic May 24, 2021 (5:57 pm)

      2 hours UNLESS you have a zone permit for the neighborhood.

  • Al King May 24, 2021 (12:56 pm)

    SC. Reality is that the VAST majority of people living there will have cars and as Reed said-they’ll simply park wherever they can on the street. Have yet to get any proof of truly carless people.

  • JohnW May 24, 2021 (1:53 pm)

    There are indeed carless people in West Seattle.  
    Those who are carless should not have to pay for mandatory parking in their rentals, which is what required parking does. 
    The problem is that the city is providing free street parking which encourages cars stored on them.

    Monetizing all street parking could solve any lack of parking availability with demand generated fees like on some ‘express lanes’.    

    • Rick May 24, 2021 (6:30 pm)

      by that reasoning, I no longer have children in school so why should I pay for that?

  • skeeter May 24, 2021 (5:43 pm)

    We have way too many cars, so I’m in favor of no car off-street parking in new construction.  (If we build 96 new parking spaces I guarantee we’ll have 96 more cars than before.)  As for street parking, I’m in favor of removing street parking similar to how other densely populated cities are removing parking.  I am sick and tired of waiting in traffic, and the only way to make traffic better is removing parking spaces.    

  • RH May 25, 2021 (10:35 am)

    We’re enduring a literal climate crisis but sure let’s keep arguing about parking.

  • D-Ridge May 25, 2021 (1:54 pm)

    Take a drink every time parking is discussed in a WSB comment section, drunk in no time.
    There’s literally more enthusiasm to build infinite storage for cars in WS than a light rail line, just don’t get it.

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