Today I’m kicking off a new monthly series called “Local Development Roundup” in which I’ll collect some stories from other local sources about notable development going on in the Seattle area. The content in this first post comes courtesy of West Seattle Blog, Capitol Hill Seattle, and the Seattle Times.
West Seattle Blog: West Seattle development: 2 more project sites up for sale
It seems to be something of a trend – get your development all or part of the way through the review process, then put it up for sale before starting construction. Newest one: The proposed three-story, 29-apartment, 29-parking-space project at 3829 California SW just went on the market for almost $1.6 million…
That’s the cover image for the “packet” put together by Nicholson Kovalchick Architects for their Junction Flats project at 4433 42nd SW (map), across from Hope Lutheran School/Church in The Junction.
Capitol Hill Seattle: What the development at 12th and Pike will look like — Plus, E Madison’s Mad Flats
…the public gets its first look at a new project on E Madison (that will replace a really old Victorian that first must pass through the landmarks board) and the most complete look yet at the mixed-use project coming to the northeast corner of 12th and Pike (replacing one of the oldest, “organic” mixed-use projects in the neighborhood that was already rejected by the landmarks board).
Capitol Hill Seattle: What the Bill’s building will look like — Plus, 30 stories on First Hill
Wednesday night, the East Design Review Board will get its first look at the fleshed out vision for the project from longtime Seattle developer Denny Onslow set to overhaul — and keep — three businesses with deep Capitol Hill roots at Harvard and Pine as a seven-story apartment building soars above. Meanwhile, the board will also make time for what could be the final review of a 30-story apartment tower on First Hill just above I-5.
Seattle Times: Amazon gives a push to biking downtown
Almost single-handedly, Amazon.com has driven the recent downtown Seattle office market boom. Now, at its massive, three-tower Denny Triangle development, the online retailer is raising the stakes for what companies can do to encourage bicycle commuting.
Amazon will build “cycle tracks” on Seventh Avenue along the two-block stretch of its office complex, demonstrating what a downtown network of dedicated bicycle lanes could look like.
The company also will provide stalls for about 400 bikes in each of its towers — three times the number of bike spaces required under city code and many more than other office projects provide.
Seattle Times: NY investor plans Seattle, Portland apartment push
One of the East Coast’s big real-estate investors is launching a West Coast affiliate with local partners with plans to build apartments in cities like Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles.
New York-based Mack Real Estate Group announced today it had invested in Mack Urban, a Los Angeles real-estate firm that combines the portfolios of Seattle’s Harbor Urban and Los Angeles’ Urban Partners.
The new partnership plans to build about 3,000 apartments over the next five years in the Pacific Northwest, focusing on urban centers like Seattle and Portland, said Richard Mack, CEO of Mack Real Estate Group.
Let me know what you think of this kind of post as a recurring feature.