DEVELOPMENT: Early proposal for ‘office building’ at 4501 35th SW

Going through online filings in the city permit system, we happened onto an early-stage proposal for a five-story “office building” at 4501 35th SW, a small – 2,369 square feet – parcel immediately north of Brookdale West Seattle, across 35th from West Seattle Stadium/Golf Course. Records show the site is owned by the Sweeney family, currently pursuing much larger developments a few blocks north. So we asked family spokesperson Lynn Sweeney about the “office building” plan. She explained, “We are going through the SDCI process to see what might be buildable given that there is possible steep slope, so we just need to start the process to do some due diligence.” She added that the site currently holds a “shack” that has had squatter trouble and that they’re hoping to demolish but need to be “into the permitting process” to pursue that.

4 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Early proposal for 'office building' at 4501 35th SW"

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy November 30, 2023 (9:08 pm)

    Is this the small abandoned house north of the Fairway Apartments? Or is this ALSO the Fairway Apartments?  Also obligatory ‘any updates on the apartments being built on the existing lumberyard site?’

  • West Seattle Mad Sci Guy November 30, 2023 (9:10 pm)

    Oh that’s funny. The lumberyard was the other project a few blocks north.

    • WSB November 30, 2023 (9:14 pm)

      The story linked above is the latest we have on those projects.

  • Rb December 2, 2023 (12:36 am)

    It’s curious that they are building office at a time where all the other west seattle office buildings have been sitting unleased for years. And our society is fighting for work from home rights. I would build AFFORDABLE commercial spaces because there is a big appetite for that and low supply.  

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