A proposed six-story, 120-unit apartment project in West Seattle’s Junction neighborhood took a big step forward, receiving land use approval on Thursday.
The $13 million project by local developer David Meissner is now expected to start construction by early June, said Steve Fischer with Seattle-based Nicholson Kovalchick Architects, which is designing the project.
The H-shaped complex will include parking for 118 cars. The 0.55-acre site presently includes a vacant lot and four single-family homes that will be torn down to make way for the apartment complex.
The project has received variances allowing an additional 30 feet of width on the 200-foot long property and an additional 15 feet of height in exchange for being built to meet environmentally friendly standards set by the U.S. Green Building Council ’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. City planners have required the project be pulled back from its western property boundary to address neighborhood concerns over impaired views.
When completed, the project will include a range of studio, loft and one- and two- bedroom market-rate apartments and a rooftop terrace for tenants that overlooks the West Seattle golf course and historic football stadium.