April 22, 2021 On the Block: Could senior housing be a post-pandemic winner? In February of 2020, a nursing home or senior community was the last place you wanted to be. Or visit. Or move to, if you were nearing a certain age. Just to recall the outbreak at Kirkland's Life Care Center is to shudder. [...]
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April 20, 2021 Security Properties clears corner for Belltown apartment tower By BRIAN MILLER Real Estate Editor Rendering by VIA Architecture [enlarge] This view looks northwest at the planned apartments; no start date has been announced. The Two Bells Tavern closed in 2017. Security Properties recently demolished that and a neighboring building to make way for [...]
April 12, 2021 Center Steps By JOURNAL STAFF [enlarge] Central Steps is a two-building, mixed-use apartment project recently completed at 225 Roy St., across from the Seattle Opera House and McCaw Hall in Lower Queen Anne. It is made up of one eight-story, 81,500-square-foot building with 83 units, and a seven-story 155,300-square-foot building [...]
March 4, 2021 We cannot thrive or survive without one another, and that extends to the way we design and construct smart buildings. By ALEXANDRA RAMSDEN Rushing Ramsden Last year, humans were reminded of the fragile ecosystem we live in with each other, our interdependency and how isolation can have significant, negative impact. [...]
February 18, 2021 By JOURNAL STAFF The Wolff Company's Revel senior housing arm announced the recent opening of Revel Issaquah, at 2450 Newport Way N.W. Wolff built the five-story, 146-unit project, which began about three years ago with Exxel Pacific as the general contractor. VIA Architecture designed the project, which started with the working title of Issaquah Gateway. It's the third Revel-branded senior [...]
February 12, 2021 By BRIAN MILLER Real Estate Editor Rendering by Ankrom Moisan Architects [enlarge] In this view, looking east, the building at right represents a hypothetical addition to the landmarked Mama’s Mexican Kitchen building, on the corner of Bell Street. That project has been mostly dormant for years. The decrepit old Wayne Apartments, at 2224 Second [...]
February 11, 2021 By JOURNAL STAFF [enlarge] Ankrom Moisan designed the Theory U District housing project, which has a nominal 171 units — all to be furnished. Excavation work has been underway for several weeks on the corner at 4731 15th Ave. N.E. where University Christian Church was razed last year. Now Peak Campus of Atlanta and Blue Vista Capital [...]
January 14, 2021 On the Block: U District crane count stands at 2 — for now There was a flurry of permits issued late last year in the University District, resulting in a bevy of active new construction sites. A recent stroll reveals more excavators than cranes, but that's about to change. Light rail [...]
January 8, 2021 By BRIAN MILLER Real Estate Editor Rendering by GGLO [enlarge] The main tenant entrance, on the building’s northeast side, will face the new park. Mack Real Estate Group is planning to buy Block 6.1B at Yesler Terrace, which now goes by 821 S. Washington St., and with architect GGLO has applied for a master [...]
December 15, 2020 By BRIAN MILLER Real Estate Editor Rendering by GGLO [enlarge] Via7 will be the second large new affordable housing project near the light rail station, after Inland Group’s Polaris at Rainier Beach. Mt. Baker Housing and GGLO are planning a midrise, 221-unit affordable housing project at 8600 Rainier Ave. S. The Via7 apartments will also [...]