David Rosen
Demolition began today at 4745 40th Ave SW to make room for an eight story, 150-unit, 116-parking space apartment complex.

Building at 4745 40th SW comes down to make room for eight story apartment complex

The building at 4745 40th Ave SW is in the process of being demolished today to make room for an eight story, 150-unit, 116-parking-space apartment complex. This building will be one of the first projects developed under guidelines in the relatively new West Seattle Triangle Plan. The ground floor will have live-work units, as well as some commercial space, a “jewel-box-type space”.

According to Andy Hoyer from Encore Architects, the material for the building will be mostly fiber-cement in a palate of about four colors, “popping the corners out with white corners” and windows. There will be some aluminum-storefront area in the commercial zone and the lobby area. They’re changing the color and window type at the top in an attempt to “break down the vertical scale.” The building is set “way down below the neighbors” who are in condos to the west/uphill.

You can read more about the project here

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