Lexington Fine Homes has announced it will finally break ground on its proposed development at the old Briarcliff Elementary school in the coming weeks. There are 39 homes slated for construction at the intersection of West Barrett Street and 39th Ave West near the water tower. Some equipment and a work shed have now arrived at the site.
In a letter sent to neighbors, the developer say the first phase of construction will extend 39th Ave. W. through the Briarcliff property to Dravus Street, along with improvements to Dravus in front of the property. They will remove the existing fence and the remaining asphalt and install a new fence. The road development should take up to six months to complete. (Thanks David for the tip)
Here is an excerpt from the letter:
We are pleased to announce that the detailed engineering drawings for the roads, utilities, sidewalks, landscaping and other development improvements have been approved by the City. These development activities are expected to be completed during the coming summer. We are continuing to work of the home designs and hope to start construction in late 2009 on the first new home. – John Cochenour, Lexington Fine Homes
We will keep an eye on the project and bring you progress reports as construction gets underway.
This is the rendering of the project. The Briarcliff School was closed for a number of years before it was sold by the Seattle School District to Lexington in 2003. Since then, construction has been delayed as neighborhood groups opposed the project. Critics contend that with so many houses on such small lots there will be traffic problems and congestion.