A plan to build 34 townhouses with 21 shared parking spaces on Harbor Ave SW is up for an Early Design Review on April 6 at 6:30pm at the West Seattle Senior Center.

Thirty four townhouses proposed for Harbor Ave. SW.; Property once owned by well known fugitive Michael Mastro

Early Design Guidance meeting set for April 6

3257 Harbor Ave SW is the proposed site of 34 townhouse units with 21 shared parking spaces. This is a project spanning three lots. Pending LBA 3026219. An Early Design Guidance meeting with a combined agenda is set for April 6 at the West Seattle Senior Center.

This property was once owned by Michael Mastro, a well-known Seattle developer and real-estate agent who declared bankruptcy in 2009 with assets in excess of $249 million and liabilities of more than $586 million.

He and his wife fled to France in 2011 shortly before they were indicted on charges of bankruptcy fraud.

The property is now owned and is being developed by Jonathan Lemons
Lemons Architecture PLLC in Seattle.

Four project numbers are involved:
3026267 Nine townhouse units in two structures
3027133 Nine townhouse units in two structures
3027135 Eight townhouse units in two structures
3027140 Eight townhouse units in two structures


Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 6:30 p.m.

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

All meeting facilities are ADA compliant. Translators or interpreters provided upon request. Please contact the Public Resource Center at prc@seattle.gov or (206) 684-8467 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 6, 2017. 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 – Seattle DCI – 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 Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (Seattle DCI). 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, Seattle DCI 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 Seattle DCI following notice of that review.


This proposal may be viewed at our Design Review Program website at www.seattle.gov/DPD/aboutus/news/events/DesignReview/SearchPastReviews/. 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.