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The Alki Landing project is coming up for review Feb. 20 at the West Seattle Senior Center. The plan calls for a 3-story structure containing 14 residential units, 5 live-work units, and 3,250 sq. ft. of commercial space. Surface parking for 28 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures would be demolished.

'Alki Landing' project review meeting coming up Feb. 20

A design review meeting is coming up Feb. 20 for the "Alki Landing project being developed by Borge Steinsvik as a mixed-use building located at the eastern corner of 59th Ave. S.W. and Alki Ave. S.W. at 2626 Alki Ave. S.W. The meeting will be at the West Seattle Senior Center at 4217 S.W. Oregon Street at 6:30 p.m.

Steinsvik owns the 13,700 ft. lot that Alki Beach Properties and Saigon Boat Café currently call home. According to Roger H Newell AIA Architects (tasked with designing the new development) the plans are for a mixed-use residential and commercial space with surface parking and “one or two eating establishments on the main floor of the building with possible commercial uses on the upper floors.”

AIA previously presented four different design options at a Southwest Design Review Board meeting.
The current design will be available for review at the meeting.

Architects initially planned to build underground parking, but Newell said the idea was scrapped “due to the extensive peat layer under the site.”

The proposal calls for a 3-story structure containing 14 residential units, 5 live-work units, and 3,250 sq. ft. of commercial space. Surface parking for 28 vehicles to be provided. Existing structures would be demolished.

Newell had previously explained the preferred design direction:

“Our preferred design will include a terraced façade along Alki Avenue and a portion of S.W. 59th which will provide the necessary clearances from the existing power lines. We are proposing a strong structural solution where the structure defines the architecture. The project is proposed to meet the LEED silver requirements" (guidelines for green, energy efficient designs).

MEETING

Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: West Seattle Senior Center
4217 SW Oregon Street
Hatten Hall

All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the Public Resource Center (206-684-8467 or prc@seattle.gov) at least five business days prior to the meeting to request this service.

OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT

The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through February 20, 2014. You are invited to offer comments regarding important site planning and design issues, which you believe, should be addressed in the design for this project.

Comments and requests to be made party of record should be submitted to PRC@seattle.gov or

City of Seattle – DPD – PRC
700 5th Avenue, Suite 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124-4019

We encourage our readers to comment. No registration is required. We ask that you keep your comments free of profanity and keep them civil. They are moderated and objectionable comments will be removed.