It’s been a while since our first “Local Development Roundup” in which I collect some stories from other local sources about notable development going on in the Seattle area. The content in this month’s post comes courtesy of West Seattle Blog and Capitol Hill Seattle.
West Seattle Blog: Neighbors speak out about 36-unit, no-parking Junction development
We’re in the basement at Hope Lutheran Church along with more than 30 people here for a meeting that wouldn’t have happened if neighbors hadn’t petitioned the city for it. While the 36-unit, no-parking-space apartment building proposed for 4535 44th SW is going through Design Review – with at least one more meeting to come – other components of public comment are routinely dealt with via e-mail, postal-mail, phone comments … unless at least 50 people petition for a meeting to address SEPA (State Environmental Policy Act)-related impacts.
West Seattle Blog: New renderings, ‘packet’ as 3210 California SW returns to Design Review
This Thursday (November 21st), 3210 California SW – the biggest development on the drawing boards for the greater Admiral area – goes back to the Southwest Design Review Board, 6:30 pm at the Senior Center of West Seattle (California/Oregon). In advance of that meeting, developer Intracorp has gone public with new renderings that are not in the “packet” published online in advance of the meeting.
WSB also has a very detailed follow-up of the Design Reveiw Board meeting, where it was decided to send the project through at least one more review meeting.
In October, CHS reported that the City of Seattle was “seeking feedback” on new rules proposed to regulate microhousing and expose the developments to the public design review process.
A group of community organizations has, indeed, provided its feedback — in the form of an appeal that seeks to reverse a recent decision to move the proposals forward and halt any in-progress microhousing development.
Capitol Hill Seattle: A rowhouse mini-explosion in Capitol Hill helping to transform single-family home blocks
A small explosion of new rowhouses and townhome developments is in the works around Capitol Hill, and two familiar names are involved in quite a few of them. Capitol Hill architect Bradley Khouri and developer Graham Black are pairing up on at least two projects of the type on Capitol Hill, and individually involved in at least five total.
If you see a story about local development that should be included in a future roundup, send it my way.