DEVELOPMENT: Comment time for 8-story apartment building at 3010 SW Avalon Way

Almost a year and a half after 3010 SW Avalon Way cleared the first phase of Design Review, the project has taken the next step – applying for land-use approval. That opens a new two-week comment period, as announced in today’s city-circulated Land Use Information Bulletin. The official city description of the project is “an 8-story, 87-unit apartment building” with 4 offstreet-parking spaces for cars/trucks (the project will include bicycle parking). The site originally held two old houses, as noted when we first reported on an early-stage plan in 2019. Today’s notice explains how to send the city a comment on the project; there also will be another opportunity to comment whenever a meeting is scheduled for the second and final Design Review phase.

15 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Comment time for 8-story apartment building at 3010 SW Avalon Way"

  • LivesInWS March 30, 2023 (2:25 pm)

    “87-unit apartment building” with 4 offstreet-parking spaces”Tenants should be screened for walking & bicycling abilities.

    • Peter March 30, 2023 (3:50 pm)

      That would violate both federal housing laws and the ADA. Plus it’s a huge invasion of privacy. 

    • Jeff March 30, 2023 (5:07 pm)

      Or people should be free to select rental housing that meets their specific needs.  

    • DC March 31, 2023 (8:10 am)

      Better idea. Everyone should have to pay for public on-street parking. With a premium for those who already have off-street parking. The idea that single family homes, many with garages and drive ways, should get exclusive use of public on-street parking is ludicrous. 

  • Joe Z March 30, 2023 (3:27 pm)

    I’m sure there will be a ton of comments on this, but as someone who owns a home and lives a block away from this project, I’m all for it. If there was any spot in West Seattle to put units without parking, this is it. Avalon/Yancy has some of the best bike and transit access in all of West Seattle. 

  • Mike March 30, 2023 (4:59 pm)

    Another box.  

  • bike commuter March 30, 2023 (5:42 pm)

    my fear with 4 parking spots is that means the next place to park is in the bike lane for load/unload.

  • Avalon Neighbor March 30, 2023 (5:53 pm)

    Sounds like another great reason to keep the Avalon light rail station. Those complaining about parking will never be happy. Even if there was parking they’d probably complain about the additional traffic. 

  • WiseWoman March 30, 2023 (11:59 pm)

    87 units and only 4 parking spaces is ridiculous. This is a huge issue . This city is ridiculous. They don’t let developers put parking or garages. Etc. it needs an underground garage big enough so every apt has a parking space! Seattle is stuck on Stupid!

    • WSB March 31, 2023 (12:11 am)

      They absolutely “let” property owners build garages if they want. They just don’t require them in many areas.

    • April March 31, 2023 (10:12 am)


    • Peter March 31, 2023 (11:20 am)

      That is a false statement. The city of Seattle has no laws or codes at all that restrict developers from including parking. Apparently those of willing to acknowledge the devastation cars are indicting on the world are “stupid.”

    • Ice April 1, 2023 (6:21 pm)

      This type of magical conspiracy thinking is funny. The poor developers want to put parking but the mean old city just won’t let them!

  • Derek March 31, 2023 (11:48 am)

    WE NEED DENSITY! Let them build already! Parking whining needs to stop. People without cars likely move there plus the idea is moving away from car culture. Do you guys ever go to NYC or Chicago? Not a lot of parking either! It’s time to grow up and be a big boy city!

  • AMD March 31, 2023 (6:43 pm)

    There are 500,000 street parking spots in the city.  Imagine if all were monetized, the money the city could make and help pay for more pedestrian, bike, and transit infrastructure!  There are TWO parking spaces for every man, woman, and child in this city.  We DO NOT NEED MORE PARKING.  What we need is housing, and I’m happy any time I see more getting built.

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