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West Seattle development; How many apartments, how many parking spaces? | West Seattle Herald / White Center News Skip to Main Content Area Friday, May 19, 2017 | Broken clouds, 57.2 °F search Letters Sign in Subscribe Contact Us Front Page News Features Sports Opinion Police Blotter Murder suspect Billy D. Williams being sought by King County Sheriff for White Center killing The murder that took place near 98th SW and 16th SW in the ... Westside-O-Rama West Seattle Entertainment Guide Admiral Theater 2343 California Ave. S.W. 938-3456 Movie ... West Seattle enters quarterfinals with 2-1 soccer victory over Stadium By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR West Seattle opened state Class ... Amanda's View: Colosseum and memoriam By Amanda Knox Approaching Century Link Field in a throng of ... Police Blotter week of 5-15-17 Man arrested for firing gun in park Around 11:30 p.m. on Wed., ... News West Seattle development; How many apartments, how many parking spaces? Shalimar Gonzales, shaking things up at the West Seattle YMCA UPDATE: Grunge icon former West Seattle resident Chris Cornell dead at 52; Death ruled a suicide Neighbors invited to Highland Park Find It, Fix It Community Walk Four story, 47 unit apartment project proposed for 2715-2719 California Ave. SW Murder suspect Billy D. Williams being sought by King County Sheriff for White Center killing Four story 600 plus unit storage facility proposed for Harbor Ave. SW Glo Dental Studio celebrates opening with a ribbon cutting Final list of restaurants for Taste of West Seattle is out: 40 of the best will participate May 25 "Bowling for Bowlies" will raise money for White Center Jubilee Days Final traffic study on Fauntleroy Blvd. Project released: Project will start in December and be completed in 2019 Former Sergeant with sustained finding of dishonesty sues King County Sheriff's office UPDATE: Seattle Consignment announces closure after only 8 months in business; All inventory on sale Gayle Ann Seyl TrASH Thursday will be your chance to help clean up West Seattle 62 unit apartment building with 29 parking spaces up for early design review On the Go Week of 5-15-17 Is Your Portfolio “Healthy”? Redmond based 'Augmented Reality' game staging treasure hunt in West Seattle, Ballard and other neighborhoods May 20 Roxbury sidewalk work will close lanes starting later this month Two apartment projects with 73 units and five parking spaces up for meeting May 25 Experimac: Apple centric sales and service store opens in West Seattle Herbold: Longfellow Natural Drainage Systems Project update Jenny Durkan for Mayor – Former U.S. Attorney ready to make a run for it Three story, six unit condominium project approved for Alki NK ArchitectsThis four-story building, dubbed Junction Landing, containing 58 units and four live-work units with parking for 29 vehicles at 4417 42nd Ave SW is in its early design guidance phase. The trend toward buildings with less parking is in line with both the city's Urban Village guidelines and trends in driving, showing fewer people using or needing cars. West Seattle development; How many apartments, how many parking spaces? 05/19/2017 updated 17 minutes ago EDG Proposal-8.pdf By Gwen Davis It’s the infamous story of Seattle: too many cars and not enough parking spaces. Unfortunately, a proposed development in the West Seattle Junction might compound the situation even more for Junction residents. The proposed four-story building, dubbed Junction Landing, containing 58 units and four live-work units with parking for 29 vehicles at 4417 42nd Ave SW is making its way through the city’s design review process. On Thursday, the West Seattle design review board was presented with the latest plans by developers. And on Friday morning, the Hope Lutheran School, a neighbor of the development, submitted a letter of concern to the city: "We would like to address our concerns as it relates to parking,” the public letter stated. The current West Seattle Junction neighborhood plan "recommends a goal of balancing a developing compact urban village with the need for adequate parking by not adversely affecting existing charter of the neighborhood,” the school wrote. The letter contends that the development’s needs might gobble up street parking, which would adversely impact the daily activity of the residents and businesses in the area. "The churches, school drop offs, parent parking while involved at the schools, business employee parking and Junction business patrons surrounding the project all rely on the existing street parking within the neighborhood. It is important that development does all the they can to help lessoning the effects and impacts of their development.” This is happening against the backdrop of a change in driving patterns nationally. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group found in a study published in 2013 that the miles driven per capita peaked in 2004. Millenials are leading this trend. 16 to 34 year olds, says the report, drove 23 percent fewer miles on average in 2009 than in 2001, the greatest decline in driving of any age group. They are more likely to live in urban and walkable neighborhoods like West Seattle and are more open to non-driving modes of transportation than older Americans. Still concerns about parking adjacency to business districts are real and are seen as one benefit to local retailers as more and more shopping is going online. The West Seattle Junction will likely see its 228 free parking spaces compromised or limited by development coming to the area too. The changes are likely inevitable. But parking spaces can cost developers between $20,000 to $50,000 per space.A Portland, Oregon study found that parking can add as much as $500 per month in rental costs to an apartment. King County’s 2013 Right Size Parking study, have shown that parking is often significantly over-supplied, needlessly contributing to high housing costs. The City of Seattle adopted its Urban Village model during the administration of Mayor Norm Rice, some 20 years ago and has been developing the plan ever since. It has been questioned and updated since the 1995 plan was first set up and has now evolved into the Seattle 2035 plan which permits residential structures to be built with minimal parking requirements (or none in some cases) as long a the buildings are within 1500 feet of a transit stop. Photo gallery for this story 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. View the discussion thread. Please send us your news tips, photos or ideas of how we can better cover your neighborhood. 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