DEVELOPMENT: Harbor Flats close to completion

(Photos courtesy Housing Diversity Corporation)

The new 115-apartment complex at 3405 Harbor Avenue SW, just north of the West Seattle Bridge, is close to completion. The developers at Housing Diversity Corporation shared “our first photos of 3405 Harbor against the Seattle skyline,” taken via drone, now that part of the scaffolding has been removed.

HDC’s Alex Thompson tells WSB the complex has a name: Harbor Flats. It’s on track for opening in June; we covered its groundbreaking in March 2022. Final-stage work includes installation of utilities plus the automated parking system (similar to this); the building will have spaces for 60 vehicles. West Seattle-headquartered STS Construction Services (WSB sponsor) partnered with HDC on construction of Harbor Flats.

21 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Harbor Flats close to completion"

  • Lux April 12, 2024 (1:02 pm)

    I know there’s at least one neighbor on Admiral who’s not exactly thrilled about that complex being constructed.

    • Santre April 12, 2024 (6:19 pm)

      I know at least one neighbor on Admiral who’s not exactly thrilled about the neighbor you know being not exactly thrilled about that complex being constructed. Now what?

      • Not exactly thrilled in West Seattle April 12, 2024 (7:02 pm)

        I’ll tell you what now: I know at least one neighbor on Admiral who’s not exactly thrilled about the neighbor that you (Santre) know who’s not exactly thrilled about the neighbor that Lux knows who’s not exactly thrilled about that complex being constructed. 

  • Tired of the BS April 12, 2024 (2:18 pm)

    Has anyone heard what the rents will be on these apartments? I’m sure they are out there since no one is building rentals (or anything) without knowing what the estimated income on those apartments will be…

    • WSB April 12, 2024 (2:52 pm)

      They are not in pre-leasing yet, I already asked. But one note from the HDC website:

      92 attainably priced market-rate units, and 23 rent-restricted units through Seattle’s Multifamily Tax Exemption (MFTE) Program

      Most if not all of the multifamily developments in our area these past ~15 years are in the MFTE program …

  • DC April 12, 2024 (2:36 pm)

    Looks like the project listed by HDC as ‘likely to break ground next’ (9201 Delridge Way SW) in the 2022 story is just now slated to break ground in a couple months. Wish these projects didn’t take so long to progress!

  • Mapper April 12, 2024 (10:12 pm)

    Didn’t the city prohibit parking overnight on all/most  of Harbor Ave? If so, I’m curious how it’s going to work with 115 apartments and only 60 off street parking spots. 

  • Admiral-2009 April 12, 2024 (10:32 pm)

    Mapper – good question ❓

  • Craig Threlkeld April 12, 2024 (11:19 pm)

    If you (anyone) owns a car, why move into a place where you could not keep it?I have ALWAYS been curious.

    • Joe Z April 13, 2024 (7:08 am)

      They don’t. 20% of residents don’t own a car so there is no shortage of people to fill those units. 

    • Derek April 13, 2024 (9:08 am)

      Take transit. Sell the car for $$$. Stay winning. 

      • Bill April 14, 2024 (5:25 am)

        How often do YOU take transit?

      • Craig Threlkeld April 15, 2024 (7:40 pm)

        I was neither whining OR winning, merely curious.I would suggest those with a/multiple vehicle(s) to avoid living in such spaces.

    • Anne April 13, 2024 (9:56 am)

      Some are just fine parking on the street around where they live. Not sure where that might be for this particular building -but in general many just park in their neighborhoods. 

    • Mapper April 13, 2024 (11:28 am)

      Because renters are at the mercy of landlords and the “market”. It can be difficult to find a nice place that is well managed and affordable, and if there’s no parking one might have to settle for 2 out of 3. 

    • Other Neighbor April 13, 2024 (1:02 pm)

      Wild guess but maybe because they need housing? 

  • Eldorado April 13, 2024 (9:23 am)

    That looks like a beautiful and quiet place to live. 

  • Bill April 14, 2024 (5:27 am)

    Should have been down there in the olde days – when the tide went out!

  • Annzabell April 15, 2024 (5:13 pm)

    I bet it’s a beautiful view from there. When I lived on the beach I walked every where I needed to. Wish I could do that again, but it’s to dangerous to do these days, and it stinks!¡!

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