FOLLOWUP: Demolition under way at Upper Fauntleroy house used for fire training

While walking along 38th SW in Upper Fauntleroy between SW Trenton and SW Henderson, we noticed the house used a month ago for Seattle Fire Department training is in the late stages of demolition. As reported here when the training plan was announced, six homes are to be built on the two-lot, third-of-an-acre site – two single-family houses, each with two accessory dwelling units (ADUs) – one attached, one detached. The site had drawn the attention of tree advocates because of the big evergreen out front (whose fate has not yet been finalized, as the building permit has not been issued):

Meantime, the latest SFD Responder e-newsletter notes that the trainees who got “live fire training” at the site for three days last month – Recruit Class 119, with 22 members – have since begun work as probationary frefighters.

2 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Demolition under way at Upper Fauntleroy house used for fire training"

  • Jim December 4, 2023 (3:46 pm)

    What an absolute waste of a perfectly good home. This shouldn’t even be legal

  • Fauntleroy Fan December 4, 2023 (5:48 pm)

    I was told by a close neighbor the contractor told them that they would just pay the fine and cut the tree down.   Seems like these fines need to be higher.   Seems like the price of the fine doesn’t deter the behavior.   I think this is a travesty for the neighbors.   Putting so much stuff on 1/3 of acre and cutting a huge tree down too.

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