These two views of a potential design for a 7 story apartment building proposed for 3078 Avalon Way are part of the design review proposal to be discussed in a public meeting at the West Seattle Senior Center Sept. 13.
One more 7 story building coming to Avalon Way s.w.
Another 7 story apartment building is coming, headed to 3078 Avalon Way where development has been seeing a serious uptick recently. The plan is to construct a 7 Story building with underground parking.
The proposal is for 114 residential units and parking for 77 vehicles.
A meeting on the design will be held at the West Seattle Senior Center Sept. 13 4217 SW Oregon St at 6:30pm
This is an EDG or Early Design Guidance meeting. The Design Review Board reviews projects at public meetings at least twice -- at an Early Design Guidance phase and a Recommendation phase. To learn more about the process, download The Community Guide to Design Review.
Caron Architecture, LLC is the designer for the project and in the materials filed with the city they describe the building this way:
"This area of West Seattle is a mixture of residential uses, with single and multi-family structures and no commercial uses along SW Avalon Way. Multi-family buildings abut the north and south property lines, and are also located up and down SW Avalon Way.
Most of the older apartment buildings are mid-century modern and contemporary design. The two apartment buildings to the south were built in the 2000’s and both take garage access from the street, not the alley. Many have flat roofs with little or no overhang and blocky, modulated massing. The more vintage multi-family structures incorporate strong horizontal lines. The single-family homes are a mixture of post war and craftsman bungalows with a smattering of other styles mixed throughout.
The alley abutting the west property line is the barrier between the single-family and multi-family zones. The newer projects appear to be built up to the rear setback against the alley.
SW Avalon Way is an arterial and frequent transit corridor, as is the West Seattle Bridge and Fauntleroy Way SW to the west. Vehicular traffic is heavy on SW Avalon Way and pedestrian traffic is low to moderate. The area is relatively dense but the side streets are mostly quiet and service local traffic. The neighborhood is walkable, with the West Seattle Junction Hub Urban Village Center only a few blocks away.
The urban tree canopy in the area is limited mainly to the older vintage multi-family sites and single-family zones, although SW Avalon Way is lined with small, young street trees. An arborist has been consulted and has determined that no exceptional trees are located on the site.(...)
Parking will be located within the structure and vehicular access will be provided both from Avalon Way SW and from the alley to accommodate site grades.
The ground level of the preferred scheme consists of a residential lobby, underground parking garage, bicycle storage, and townhome units facing the street with direct, individual street access.
The second level consists of a partially buried parking garage accessed off of the alley.
The third level contains approximately 14 residential units, a common amenity area with access to the elevated courtyard, refuse and service rooms.
The fourth thru seventh floors each contain approximately 18 units per floor, and the top floor houses approximately 18 units. All floors contain a mix of unit sizes and bedroom counts.
The elevated courtyard, which sits atop the second level parking level’s roof, contains spaces for gathering, grilling and relaxation, as well as a grassy area to soften the space. There are also private amenity areas for the three units which have direct access to the courtyard.
Parking is not required for this site, although approximately 77 stalls will be provided in the structure.