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Old May 29th, 2012, 09:21 AM   #1
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West Seattle Development News and Photos

Not too familiar with West Seattle, so if someone could provide a list of projects?
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Old May 31st, 2012, 06:23 AM   #2
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Under Construction:

Nova, 62 mixed units


Oregon 42, 171 Units


DESC, Delridge Supportive Housing Project, 61 Units


3261 Avalon Way, 161 Units


Youngstown Flats, 200 Units


Spring Hill (5020 California Ave. SW), 101 Units


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California & Alaska, 200 Units


4724 California



4755 Fauntelroy, 350 Units, Whole Foods anchor tenant



3078 and 3062 Avalon Way, 108 and 115 Units



9051 20th Ave. SW, 41 Units



-There are also a variety of townhome/small apartment buildings that are either proposed or under construction along California and also through Avalon.

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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:53 AM   #3
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I didn't realize that many were underway. And mostly in the Admiral area. Do you have more info on what's in demo or site clearance vs. digging shored holes, moving upward, etc.?

Great job on the summary.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 08:05 AM   #4
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It's actually not Admiral, but California Junction and Fauntleroy/35th/Alaska Triangle that are seeing the development. The last notable development in Admiral was the flagship Safeway that opened up with 5 story apartments adjacent. But that opened last august.

For statuses, Nova is 1 floor away from being topped out, Oregon 42 is doing demo this week, 3261 Avalon is under demo, Youngstown Flats is 1 floor above ground, and Spring Hill has begun digging.
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Old May 31st, 2012, 08:21 AM   #5
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I have my names wrong. I meant the Junction/Triangle. (I think I use the wrong name sometimes!) That's a ton of progress since my last walking tour a couple months ago.

Citywide this boom is starting to rank high among booms in total unit count. Better yet, they're nearly all good urbanity. We should have well over 8,000 units in projects within city limits either underway now or in the last year, not counting the 2,400 dorm beds. Some suburban areas are starting to boom as well, like Downtown Redmond apparently.

On the flip side, this region has permitted over 25,000 units in the four-county area before. Not all permitted units get built but most do. Even assuming an average of one year for construction (houses are generally much less, but big apartments are generally much more), we've probably seen regional construction peak well over double what we have now for all unit types combined.

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Old May 31st, 2012, 07:31 PM   #6
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Story with photo on demo starting at Oregon 42
http://westseattleblog.com/2012/05/w...oregon-42-site
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Old September 12th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #7
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Big apartment/retail project for West Seattle

http://seattletimes.com/html/busines...rojectxml.html
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Old October 29th, 2012, 08:32 AM   #9
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What ever happened to the old West Seattle Thread? Good to see you on here WestSeattleGuy!!
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 04:32 AM   #10
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3261 Avalon:

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3266 Avalon (7 unit boarding house):

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Nova Apts:

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 06:25 AM   #11
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I must sound like a broken record by now, but this building is just so god damn ugly. And it's a shame, because when the NIMBYs inevitably point to it as an atrocity, there's really no response. It's just hideous.

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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:00 AM   #12
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If I was young, I would so get into the demolition business. In a few years, all of these are going to look (more) like crap.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 08:28 AM   #13
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Yea, the sad part is that it's mostly due to materials used.

**** you corrugated metal, go back to fishing shacks and shitty warehouses where you, almost exclusively, belong.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 05:12 PM   #14
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If anything, at least it's not the rotting LP siding of the 90s where buildings were re-siding after a few years weather.

Still, there's got to be something better.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 07:13 PM   #15
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I'm in love with how Nova turned out. Really reflects the old industrial feel of the neighborhood. That whole area will look awesome with the new Whole Foods and Huling Bros redevelopment. It's quickly turning into the hottest place to live in West Seattle.
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Old February 3rd, 2013, 10:19 PM   #16
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Nova does look good, including the signs. I'd hafta move the sandwich board though.

Love the fact that a boarding house is going in. I thought these were mostly closer-in, though the Junction is a great place for them. It's 7 "units" but, what, 30 or 40 bedrooms rented separately? Seattle really is in the forefront (if not fully intentionally) on market rate affordable housing, at least for singles and couples. Even NY and SF don't have their act together on micro units, arguing about whether to allow units far larger than we already do.

Recently I read that Paris' cafe culture is partially due to its small housing units, and people treating cafes like extensions of home.
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Old February 5th, 2013, 09:41 AM   #17
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I was thinking the same thing... The NOVA Is sweet!! Great signage and look and vibe. The Residences at 3295 are horrible and yeah, in a few years they will be the projects or demoed for something better. And the funny thing is.. If you look closely, the Nova has corrugated siding but they did it right!
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Old February 6th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #18
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I must sound like a broken record by now, but this building is just so god damn ugly. And it's a shame, because when the NIMBYs inevitably point to it as an atrocity, there's really no response. It's just hideous.
I don't know - it looks like they designed this directly to NIMBY concerns. You practically can't see the taller part of the building - they matched the light gray Seattle sky almost exactly.
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Old February 7th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #19
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From todays DJC.

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12049838.html

February 7, 2013

F&M plans The Blake for West Seattle site
By JOURNAL STAFF

Chinn Construction is set to begin work soon on a 103-unit apartment and retail project at 5020 California Ave. S.W., near the Alaska Junction in West Seattle.

Developer Greg McKenna of F&M Development in Burien said he hopes to break ground late this month.

The 63,400-square-foot building is called the Blake. It will have up to 4,000 square feet of street-level retail and two live-work units. Parking for 89 vehicles is planned underground.

Hewitt Architects designed the Blake.

Hewitt initially designed it in 2008 for BlueStar Management before the project went into foreclosure. BlueStar was also the developer behind the failed Whole Foods mixed-use project at Fauntleroy Way and Alaska Street in West Seattle.

McKenna said the design hasn't changed significantly since his firm acquired the site in 2011 from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

The building will now have five framed floors instead of six, he said, and include a rooftop deck and a fifth-floor amenity space. A courtyard will face the alley on the east side of site.

CT Engineering is the structural engineer and Mercedes Fernandez is interior designer. Indigo Real Estate Services will manage the property.

HomeStreet Capital is providing $17 million in financing.

The Blake is intended to appeal to younger singles and couples, and most units will be studios or one-bedrooms. There will be nine two-bedroom units.

The project is designed to achieve a Built Green three-star rating.

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Good infill. There's been a vacant lot there for quite some time. Maybe even since the recession so good to know that there is some headway in filling that space. Just another step to having California to the Morgan Junction wall to wall mid-rises.
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