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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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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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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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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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Great! Another empty lot planning to be filled! 1 to 2 floors of retail does sound like quite a lot for not being on a thoroughfare. I wonder if they already had a tenant in mind. Hopefully it's not another grocery store.
 

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I also added a few more renderings to some proposals on the first page including the new 300 unit Whole Foods mega project. Additionally, there are a handful of projects that don't have renderings yet like the ruffhauser mentioned above, mostly located throughout the junction area. Development in West Seattle is beginning to move off of the arterials and into the residential streets, which has been a theme in the city for the past couple of years, but exciting nonetheless.
 

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Another great little infill project close to the junction too. It will good to see some of the decrepit buildings on this block go, including this one.
 

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Well there's always peak service in the opposite direction toward the junction, so it really isn't that bad. And I'm sure many do some of their shopping downtown after work and just hop on the bus back.
 

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It's a shame that such a prime parcel will go unused. I'm sure in 10-15 years some firm will try to redevelopment this new drive-thru drug store into apartments. Maybe some are deterred from all conflict associated with the 4755 project across the street.
 

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Geeezz the Junction looks like a war zone! It will be interesting to see if it's quirky feel perseveres through this latest round of construction.
 

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So excited to a different section of California go under development. Those duplexes at 3210 have been eyesores for decades. This will be a massive improvement and will help create a new little core around the California-Hanford intersection.
 

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The Alaska-Fauntleroy interesection has come such a long way in the past decade. After this project and giant pit across the street if filled it will be barely recognizable. Hopefully this area can seperate itself from the Junction and become a new subcenter in West Seattle.
 

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At least they're keeping the old Schmitz Park Elementary around for something like a charter school like Pathfinder was, which this new construction will replace. It's no surprise with the current state of dilapidated elementary schools in the neighborhood that private school enrollment in the area is at an all time high. Hopefully this will be a step in the right direction from SPS in West Seattle.
 

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man do we really need ANOTHER grocery store in that location????? We already have a trader joes, safeway, and QFC....
Sarcasm maybe? West Seattle is Seattle's biggest neighborhood by population and it's growing in density. We don't have an upscale grocery besides Metropolitan Market so this is a welcome improvement. Also it sits essentially at the entryway to the entire neighborhood, not necessarily just serving the Junction, but serving a larger catchment area that runs south and north.
 
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