DEVELOPMENT: Key land-use approval for South Delridge mixed-use project at 9208 20th SW

(Rendering by Atelier Drome Architects)

Almost four months after the Southwest Design Review Board gave its final approval to the 9208 20th SW project, city planners have given it a key land-use approval. This is the former auto-shop site that originally was proposed – as 9201 Delridge Way SW – for a self-storage facility, but then zoning thwarted that, and a new development team pivoted the project to mixed-use. The city summarizes it as “a 5-story, 76-unit apartment building with 71 apartments, 5 small efficiency dwelling units, retail and office, (and n)o parking proposed.” The notice in today’s Land Use Information Bulletin opens an appeal period through November 12th (and explains how that works).

10 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Key land-use approval for South Delridge mixed-use project at 9208 20th SW"

  • Kram October 28, 2021 (1:56 pm)

    Set aside your personal opinion on parking for a second; is it possible to agree that 76 new apartments for people to live in is better than a vacant derelict building? Especially on the south end of Delridge, near White Center in which there are many businesses that could use some additional foot traffic. 

  • Boo October 28, 2021 (2:36 pm)

    Woot!  SO excited to have this building in the neighborhood!  The additional residents will no doubt be new customers at the many locally-owned businesses in the area, and Seattleites looking for an apartment that is amazingly well-connected to transit and in an awesomely-walkable neighborhood  will find a treasure in this location.  This is WAY better than a storage facility.  Can’t wait until it’s done!

  • unfortunate decision October 28, 2021 (3:48 pm)

    This is irresponsible building. Building a large complex without a parking garage in an old neighborhood which does not have the infrastructure to support off street parking, is detrimental to the quality of living for those who live and work in the area. This neighborhood is experiencing the an influx of parking issues with Blue Stone Apartments parking garage being unusable for the past, going on, 4 months.  Although, an apartment complex with retail space is more appealing then a storage facility, the absents of a garage is shameful.

    • ken October 29, 2021 (8:19 am)

      You have off-street parking for YOUR car right? Or do you park in the street?

  • Shawna October 28, 2021 (4:26 pm)

    I live in this neighborhood, I don’t like the idea of a 73 Unit Apartment complex going into an already existing neighborhood that does not provide parking for its tenants. Most of the houses around here have no garages so they utilize the street. If this building goes in please provide in house parking!!!!!

    • Ice October 28, 2021 (6:26 pm)

      “I don’t have parking on my property, therefore, you must, or it’s not fair to me!” is basically how this reads. If you live on one of the adjacent blocks to this complex and you are worried about parking, why don’t you be the change you wish to see in the world and convert your backyard into parking?

      • Irishlady October 29, 2021 (8:15 am)

        If a new build, they should be putting in some kind of parking for the businesses and residents.   You assume people have the means to put in parking, but also that they are even able to.  The adjacent alleyways are mostly pot holes, and you can’t get to the back safely. 

  • Curtis October 29, 2021 (8:08 am)

    Looks good but city should add a street parking prrmit for home residents only like they do on capital hill “zone 7” or whatever.  Best conpromise… how do we get that?

  • Terremoto October 29, 2021 (10:02 am)

    Seems like a very small plot of land for 76 apartments.

  • L.D. October 29, 2021 (10:06 am)

    It’s really ridiculous that Seattle is continuing to just build and ignore the infrastructure needed to accommodate how people actually live.  Public voices don’t seem to have any sway in any of this.  No parking means 73 more cars in an already crowded neighborhood.  Pretty sure all those who design and build these spaces don’t live in the neighborhoods which are affected.  So disillusioned.  

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