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A 45 unit, six story building with retail space on the first floor will see its second early design guidance review on April 17. The proposal calls for 16 underground parking spaces.

Second early design meeting set for 4505 S.W. Oregon apartments

The second early design guidance meeting is set for a proposed 45 unit 6 story mixed use apartment building to be constructed at 4505 42nd Ave. S.W. on Oregon Street. The meeting is at the West Seattle Senior Center, April 17, at 8 p.m.

The proposal includes space for 16 cars below grade and would contain approximately 4,300 sq. ft. of retail space. The existing structure on the site would be demolished.

The Senior Center is located at 4217 S.W. Oregon Street, which happens to be just adjacent to the proposed building site.

The property is owned by Leon Capelouto.


The Director will accept written comments to assist in the preparation of the early design guidance through April 17, 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 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). The first phase of Design Review includes the Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the Early Design Guidance meeting, the following occurs:

The applicants will present information about the site and vicinity as well as early massing design concepts.
The public may offer comments regarding the design of a development on the subject site.*
The Design Review Board will provide guidance and identify those Design Guidelines of highest priority for the design as it moves forward towards Master Use Permit (MUP) application.
Following the meeting, DPD will issue a written Early Design Guidance 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 EDG 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 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.)

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.