(WSB photo, July)
When we reported that West Seattle is based in July Bees plumbing and heating had bought and moved on to the former Tug Inn On the property of SW Orchard, west of Delridge, we discovered that they were planning to redevelop the property with a new building for their growing business. Now the project is on the drawing board and they are asking for feedback in the Early Design Review Outreach Process. The architecture firm in West Seattle Finch design and production takes care of the project and explains that the location, 2216 & 2228 SW Orchard St., “includes the former Tug Inn and the vacant lot to the west between it and the Vietnamese cultural center. … The project is currently in the early stages of design, but at the moment we expect the building to be 3-4 stories high. It will include office space and some storage space, with parking to the sides and behind the building. Site improvements include new sidewalk and curb cuts, site drainage, and landscaping. “The project goes through that Review of the administrative design Process, which means that there is no public session, but there is an opportunity for public comments. The early stage of this is now happening through this simple poll – they are requesting your feedback by October 28th.