NK Architects
Stretching over a 477 foot set of currently single family home lots on California Ave. S.W. and standing 60 feet tall, the Intracorp Admiral project will be easily the largest housing structure in the Admiral District area. The project is up for another in a series of design review meetings on April 3 starting at 6:30pm at the West Seattle Senior Center.

Massive intracorp Admiral apartment complex faces 3rd design recommendation meeting April 3

It's been a long road thus far for the massive apartment complex proposed for 3210 California Ave. S.W. The 433 foot long set of buildings is facing yet another design review board recommendation meeting on April 3 and thus far the changes requested by board members have been largely cosmetic. It's listed as project #3014176 with Seattle DPD.

The changes in building the last time were in parapets and brow structures which changed the overall height of the roughly 60 foot tall buildings by less than two feet. Neighbors and others expressed their concern that a building this long and tall would be out of character for the neighborhood. See our previous meeting coverage here.


Date: Thursday, April 3, 2014

Time: 06:30 p.m.

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

(A recommendation meeting was previously held on November 21, 2013 and February 6, 2014.)

All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the planner listed above at least five business days prior to the meeting to request this service.


The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through April 3, 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


An application for Design Review related to future development of this site has been submitted to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). This second stage of Design Review is the Recommendation phase. At the Design Review Board Recommendation meeting, the following occurs:

1. The applicant will present information about the proposed design and how it
responds to the Design Guideline priorities established at the previous Early Design
Guidance meeting(s).
2. The public may offer comments regarding the proposed design.*
3. The Design Review Board will offer their recommendations regarding the design to
4. Following the meeting, DPD will issue a written Recommendation report summarizing
the meeting. This report will be sent to those who signed in at the meeting or
otherwise requested a copy.

*Please note that public comment at the Recommendation meeting is limited to design considerations. If environmental review is triggered, comments related to environmental impacts (such as traffic, parking, noise, etc) may be sent to DPD following notice of that review.


This proposal may be viewed at our Design Review Program website at www.seattle.gov/dpd/Planning/Design_Review_Program/Overview/. For more information regarding this application or the Design Review process, you may contact the Land Use Planner listed above, go to the Design Review Program website or visit our office at the address above. (We are open from 8 am to 4 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday and from 10:30 am to 4 pm Tuesday and Thursday.) Additional application documents for this proposal may be found at http://web1.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/.

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.