DEVELOPMENT: 4515 44th SW microapartments update, 1790 Alki proposal

Two (re)development notes:

(WSB photo, 4515 44th SW)

4515 44TH SW: It’s been two and a half years since we first reported on a proposal for the former CDE Software site in The Junction at 4515 44th SW. Now the plan for more than 40 microapartments with no offstreet motor-vehicle parking has received land-use approval. That opens an appeal period; if you want to file one, you can do so through October 31st, as explained in this notice.

1790 ALKI SW: City files show an early-stage proposal for a “4-story apartment building” – no number of units mentioned – on parcels at 1790 and 1794 Alki [map], both holding houses that a commenter described as “vacant” three years ago. No visuals on file yet but the architect Kun Lim‘s website shows schematics/concepts for the project.

16 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: 4515 44th SW microapartments update, 1790 Alki proposal"

  • JB October 18, 2022 (5:38 pm)

    40 apartments, no parking for any of them. Genius. How do these things get approved?

    • WSB October 18, 2022 (6:50 pm)

      City law has not required vehicle parking in projects close to frequent transit for a decade now.

    • Eddie October 18, 2022 (10:47 pm)

      How do people keep commenting about the “outrage” of this twenty-five year old law?

      • miws October 19, 2022 (11:15 am)

        Eddie, I’ve long wondered the same. What really gets me is how shocked many of these repeated comments sound.  I’ll bet one could go through the various development-related stories, and not only find the same repeated complaints from the same usernames but also many of the same usernames always having that same “shocked” tone. —Mike

  • Parking Tickets Ahoy October 18, 2022 (5:44 pm)

    Cool. More apartments, no more parking. What could go wrong?

    • CarDriver October 18, 2022 (8:31 pm)

      The people living and working around that building will wonder why there’s all these new cars in the ‘hood. They’ll figure out it coincided with the opening of these units.

    • Smoosh October 18, 2022 (8:41 pm)

      Nothing could go wrong. At worst you might have to walk a little bit farther than you are used to.  What is most likely is that the majority of people in these tiny apartments won’t own a car anyway especially once the light rail is connected to the area. It’s not a big deal. 

    • T October 18, 2022 (9:19 pm)

      What could go wrong? How about a ban on new gas using cars and not having a parking spot to charge your electric vehicle

      • Ron Swanson October 19, 2022 (9:07 am)

        Hence the Seattle City light plans to build DC fast chargers like the one at Morgan Junction in process now.

  • Kalo October 18, 2022 (8:04 pm)

    Alki has no frequent transit, other than the water taxi shuttle that does not run mid day year round.

    • WSB October 18, 2022 (8:07 pm)

      I was referring to the 4515 44th project, as there’s no info yet on what the unit # or parking # will be for the Alki project. The Alki Parking Overlay remains in effect, however, so whatever the unit count, you can multiply that by 1 1/2 for the minimum amount of vehicle parking required.

  • Ookla the Mok October 18, 2022 (8:52 pm)

    Before making the usual gripes that you’ll have to share your free taxpayer provided on street parking with renters, all you West Seattle homeowners need to start parking in the off street parking that you all have on your lots (and no, having multiple cars is not an excuse).  The parking gripes every time more and desperately needed housing goes in are tiresome, particularly when there is more than enough parking if homeowners would just use what they have (and drive smaller more reasonable cars for that matter).    

    • Brian October 19, 2022 (7:51 am)

      I totally agree but you’re using a fairly broad brush here. Tons of houses in that specific area have NO off street parking on site because the topography doesn’t allow for driveways.   

  • Peter October 18, 2022 (10:24 pm)

    Yep. Just the usual house owners who park on the street because their garages are full of junk complaining about people not having off-street parking. Totally not hypocritical. :/

  • cshecks October 19, 2022 (8:44 am)

    The NIMBY is strong in this thread! No parking? No problem. I’ll ride one of this little scooters I see everywhere they look fun! Or take the bus. Or ride a bike. Or walk……..

  • Hammer in Hand October 19, 2022 (1:24 pm)

    The existing. Building was designed and built to have 3 additional floors above the exist building with a total of 9 apartments this parcel also includes the house behindthis building was built rock solid they will have a good time taken it down

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