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(Renderings from Ankrom Moisan)
By Tracy RecordWest Seattle Blog editor
As we aboriginal appear 2 weeks in the past, 7-tale combined-use barrio proposed for the Sweeney circle of relatives’s acreage within the West Seattle Triangle are pastime afore the Southwest Architecture Analysis Board abutting month. Though these may be cautioned as two projects – 4406 thirty sixth SW (277 apartments) and 4440 Fauntleroy Way SW (209 residences) – the all-West Seattle aggregation abaft them says it’s one vision, and met with us this anniversary for a structure preview, five months afterwards we protected their “early affiliation outreach” consultation.
First, bethink that the evaluations on August 6 and 20 are inside the Early Architecture Guidance date of Architecture Review, which enterprise the point of interest could be on the proposed length, form, and breadth of the buildings. In this situation, as defined with the aid of 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 factors closely into the plan – defined as a “reinvention.” Over the years, 36th has appeared added like a absence loading breadth for the Sweeneys’ bequest commercial enterprise, Alki Lumber; this improvement will trade that during a huge way, remodeling this aperture to West Seattle (with a abeyant mild-rail base adjacent in 2030, as in a position-bodied as the final apology of arch cartage afore then). The activity is predicted with “boardwalks” amid the architecture and sidewalk – here’s a cross-phase:
The hobby aggregation is alive with SDOT at the plan, which proposes that about 6′ of the boardwalk would appear from burghal proper-of-way (they time table that the artery is eighty′ wide) and 4′ from their assets. That could all be in accession to a prevalent sidewalk. So what capability it attending like? Here’s a avenue-level abstraction drawing:
Because the “boardwalk” would develop to an brought setback at artery degree, they’re offering a zoning barring – “departure,” which the Architecture Analysis Board might be asked to accede – that might bypass the top-tale setbacks as an alternative.
Lynn Sweeney explained that the under retail eyes consists of allotment of the ancestors commercial enterprise – a “heritage accouterments save” – as capable-bodied as café-kind area, and brought retail capability, with a “marketplace feel” – in an “unexpected” breadth that they success will synergize with added corporations new and old, consisting of the circle of relatives’s Grove/West Seattle Inn dwelling house as able-bodied as the West Seattle YMCA (WSB sponsor). Another anticipated synergy – the midblock affiliation department eastward against 35th SW aloof south of Avalon, with RapidRide stops and West Seattle Stadium get entry to:
The association would be to the hillclimb stairway at Aura on 35th.