DEVELOPMENT: Microapartments proposed for site of fire-gutted South Delridge building

(WSB photo, October 2021)

Less than two weeks after fire gutted that building at 16th and Barton last fall, the site was put up for sale – and now it has a development proposal: A 67-unit microapartment (small efficiency dwelling units) building. The proposal has just appeared in the city’s “early design community outreach” pipeline. It would be a four-story building with no offstreet parking, spanning this site and one on its north side. Records show this site sold for $612,000 (original listing price was $700,000) two months ago, about the same time the same ownership LLC also bought the north parcel. Online records for the microapartment project indicate the developers are Sound Real Estate Development and the architects are SHW.

7 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Microapartments proposed for site of fire-gutted South Delridge building"

  • K July 18, 2022 (5:26 pm)

    Excellent news!  I was worried this would just be added to the list of derelict buildings in the area, so hopefully the permitting and construction will happen quickly.  These new neighbors will be a boon to all of the small businesses within walking distance of that corner and the folks living there will be lucky to be so well-served by transit.  Ground level retail is the only thing that could make this development more perfect.

  • WS Guy July 18, 2022 (10:00 pm)

    Pod sweet pod.

  • Derek July 19, 2022 (8:57 am)

    Housing!!! Good.

  • GentrificationGalore July 19, 2022 (11:27 pm)

    ….so how is that area supposed to hold off street parking for 67 units? who gets to live in these? How do we make sure our community who currently lives here doesn’t get pushed out by high rent prices??? 

    • Moimachat July 20, 2022 (10:54 am)

      OoohI agree! I assume that despite being micro apartments, they’re going to outprice a lot of residents

    • Foop July 20, 2022 (1:55 pm)

      Yikes, not everyone needs a car. If you have one, maybe a micro apartment isn’t for you?

    • Ice July 22, 2022 (1:21 pm)

      Your rent prices will go up more without new construction than with it. Look at San Francisco.

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