Rental layout drawing
(Renderings from Ankrom Moisan)
By Tracy RecordWest Seattle Blog editor
As we aboriginal appear 2 weeks in the past, 7-tale mixed-use barrio proposed for the Sweeney family’s acreage inside the West Seattle Triangle are activity afore the Southwest Architecture Analysis Board abutting month. Though these will be cautioned as two projects – 4406 36th SW (277 residences) and 4440 Fauntleroy Way SW (209 flats) – the all-West Seattle aggregation abaft them says it’s one imaginative and prescient, and met with us this anniversary for a structure preview, five months afterwards we blanketed their “early association outreach” consultation.
First, bethink that the reviews on August 6 and 20 are in the Early Architecture Guidance date of Architecture Review, which company the focus will be at the proposed length, shape, and breadth of the buildings. In this situation, as defined by using developer Ed Hewson and artist Jenny Chapman in our communication, there’s a eyes for the artery amid them – 36th SW south of Fauntleroy – too:
The artery elements heavily into the plan – defined as a “reinvention.” Over the years, thirty sixth has regarded added like a absence loading breadth for the Sweeneys’ bequest enterprise, Alki Lumber; this development will change that during a large manner, transforming this aperture to West Seattle (with a abeyant light-rail base adjacent in 2030, as able-bodied because the last apology of arch cartage afore then). The interest is estimated with “boardwalks” amid the architecture and sidewalk – here’s a pass-phase:
The pastime aggregation is alive with SDOT on the plan, which proposes that about 6′ of the boardwalk could appear from burghal right-of-way (they schedule that the artery is 80′ huge) and 4′ from their belongings. That might all be in accession to a accepted sidewalk. So what potential it attending like? Here’s a street-stage abstraction drawing:
Because the “boardwalk” would boost to an delivered setback at artery level, they’re proposing a zoning barring – “departure,” which the Architecture Analysis Board will be asked to accede – that could pass the top-story setbacks alternatively.
Lynn Sweeney explained that the beneath retail eyes consists of allotment of the ancestors business – a “heritage accouterments store” – as capable-bodied as café-kind space, and delivered retail ability, with a “market sense” – in an “sudden” breadth that they achievement will synergize with brought groups new and antique, inclusive of the own family’s Grove/West Seattle Inn dwelling house as able-bodied because the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). Another estimated synergy – the midblock affiliation branch eastward against thirty fifth SW aloof south of Avalon, with RapidRide stops and West Seattle Stadium get right of entry to:
The affiliation could be to the hillclimb stairway at Aura on thirty fifth.