DEVELOPMENT: Feedback time for South Delridge microapartment project

(Three ‘massing’ options, from design packet by SHW)

In July, we reported on a plan for microapartments at 9059 (corrected) 16th SW, where the existing vacant building was gutted by fire a year ago and then listed for sale. The proposal, which also covers a parcel to the north, is going through Administrative Design Review, which means no public meetings, though there’s still an opportunity for community comment. The city website describes the plan as 4 stories with 67 apartments. The design packet by architecture firm SHW is here; it notes that the building is proposed with 67 bicycle-parking spaces and no offstreet motor-vehicle parking. The review is in the Early Design Guidance stage of the process, so you can comment on its size/shape/placement on the site by emailing assigned city planner Carly Guillory at carly,

16 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Feedback time for South Delridge microapartment project"

  • Bus October 5, 2022 (2:11 pm)

    This looks fantastic!  What a great opportunity to bring more neighbors (customers) to the area to support local businesses.  And within a 5-minute walk to busses to just about everywhere.  How soon will this be built?

    • TM October 5, 2022 (6:33 pm)

      I’m waiting for a “full disclosure…” here!

  • DRW October 5, 2022 (2:44 pm)

    67 units with no off street parking?! Ill be emailing Carly!

    • Car-free resident October 5, 2022 (3:43 pm)

      Please remember that parking minimums are not conducive to dense, multi modal development. We cant solve the problems of today without building for the future. Eyes on the prize.

    • Alex October 5, 2022 (4:36 pm)

      Even if offstreet parking was added, it is not  a given residents will use it.  The City Council passed an ordinance some time ago that landlords must price the parking spot separately from the apartment and the renter may decline to pay for the  offstreet spot and park on the street.   

  • john October 5, 2022 (2:52 pm)

    9057-9059 16TH AVE SW.  Baton. has no such address.

    • WSB October 5, 2022 (3:18 pm)

      Yup, it’s at 16th and Barton, I wrote the wrong one of the two, have since fixed. Thanks!

  • SpencerGT October 5, 2022 (4:02 pm)

    No off-street parking seems kind of silly.Not sure what the solution is, though.

    • WestSeattleBadTakes October 6, 2022 (1:42 pm)

      At this point you have to convince the nimbys to support transit, zoning changes, and walkable/bikeable neighborhoods. Among other things of course.

      This is the direction we need to go, the problem is that many of our neighbors lack critical thinking skills, opine for the “good old” days, and/or too worried about property values.

  • skeeter October 5, 2022 (4:51 pm)

    67 units with no off street parking?! Ill be emailing Carly!  To voice my support.  No more new parking spaces in West Seattle please.  Our streets are clogged enough already.  

  • Unknown October 5, 2022 (5:05 pm)

    On page 6 of the design packet they highlight some other projects in various states of development in the area, and one that I hadn’t heard of caught my eye, 9200 16th Ave SW. This is doubly interesting because this is the auto body shop that was raided by a SWAT team in 2015 for dealing drugs, and I was under the impression the owner Paul Noble was supposed to be forced to sell, but he’s still listed as the owner. So I guess I’ve got 2 questions, what’s being proposed for that site? and why is Paul still listed as the owner 7 years after being busted?  

    • WSB October 6, 2022 (12:51 am)

      We reported on an early-stage proposal in 2019
      but there’s nothing in the system for that site right now (I’m checking to see if they changed the address on the plan, which is commonly done in development filings).
      Regarding Paul Noble still being listed as “taxpayer,” that’s still what one field on Parcel Viewer shows, but he sold it in 2019 and the ownership change is shown in the system. – TR

      • S October 6, 2022 (8:52 am)

        One interesting thing to note is that the neighboring parcel is also owned by the same people. A lot of development potential with those two large adjacent lots. 

        • WSB October 6, 2022 (9:10 am)

          That’s noted “… which also covers a parcel to the north” …

  • Jeff October 6, 2022 (9:49 am)

    Before everyone complains about parking, most likely the people living here will not be car owners!! It’s time to end the car-centric mindset. 

  • April October 6, 2022 (11:18 am)

    Great! NOT! More people in West Seattle and no parking! YUCK!!!!!

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