by Sara 

Eyesore to become four-story apartment building


Rendering courtesy of Roger H. Newell AIA Architects

The space where two vacant storefronts, many neighbors say, have for years maligned the curb appeal of the 2400 block of 32nd Avenue West, is poised for a new look.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reports that a 36,800-square-foot building at 2406 32nd Ave. W. is in the works. The brick building will feature up to 28 residences, 3,500-square-feet of street-level commercial space and 33 spaces of underground parking.

Plans call for 24 to 28 apartments over 3,500 square feet of street level commercial space. Underground parking accessed from an alley would hold 33 stalls.

The structure will replace two 1940s, single-story commercial buildings that?Terry Yoshikawa owns. Yoshikawa, who lives in Magnolia, recently filed plans with the city to build the new mixed-use space.

There will be a public meeting about the property at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the Queen Anne Community Center at 1901 First Ave. W.
Reporter Steve Smalley contributed to this report. The Voice is pursuing more detailed information and ?has left messages with with owner Yoshikawa.

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  1. That is fantastic news.? The eyesore in the village is long overdue for replacement by something like this.

  2. Thanks Steve for bringing some real reporting to the Magnolia Voice, I get so tired of the fluff and obsessive four legged stories. You rock Steve!

  3. I think there’s a typo in the headline.? Should read, ”

    Four-story apartment
    building to become eyesore” Come on guys, hire some real designers – buildings don’t have to be this ugly.

  4. If this man has not taken care of the existing buildings, why should we think he will take care of a new building?? The real issue is this owner’s sense (or lack of) of social responsibility.

    1. The owner hasn’t taken care of the existing building because he didn’t have to,??he had no tenant(s) to complain.?? If he doesn’t take care of this one, he’ll have 28 vacant apartments and a couple of empty comm’l spaces.? Hopefully his lack of social responsibility will be overcome by his fiscal responsibility… his property taxes will go waaaay up on this property.

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  7. Why won’t Mr. Yoshikawa speak about this? Step up sir. After all these years, how about a word or two??

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