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Old March 10th, 2016, 05:59 AM   #141
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An efficient waterfront streetcar could be routed up there easily and using its; LINK, Sounder, Bus, Water Taxi, Streetcar, Ferry and Bicycle connections to glide all the way to campus in its own right of way, could help Expedia turn that 50% into a juicy 100.... but I guess that's just not to be...
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Old March 10th, 2016, 06:52 AM   #142
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I think a streetcar extension could make sense, if Expedia was made into the terminus. The area to the north isn't very well positioned.

If a streetcar can jump on the BNSF right-of-way between LQA and Expedia, all the better. It would be a nice stopgap until Ballard-Downtown light rail is built there.
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Old May 16th, 2016, 06:34 AM   #143
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Expedia EIS published, pages 62 to 77 show the options and phasing!
https://www.documentcloud.org/docume...Draft-EIS.html
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Old July 29th, 2016, 09:59 PM   #144
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July 29, 2016

Expedia scales back plans for Seattle campus
By JOURNAL STAFF

SEATTLE — Expedia Inc. is scaling back plans for a new campus on Seattle’s waterfront, potentially saving the online travel firm as much as $600 million in construction costs, Bloomberg reported.

Expedia’s Chief Financial Officer Mark Okerstrom said in an interview with Bloomberg that the Bellevue-based company has decided to take a “modular approach” and build space on the new campus as needed in the coming years, rather than build excess space.
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Old August 1st, 2016, 05:47 PM   #145
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August 1, 2016

Expedia scales back its plans and budget for new campus
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Expedia Inc. is scaling back plans for a new campus on Seattle's waterfront, potentially saving the online travel firm as much as $600 million in construction costs, Bloomberg reported.


The white structures show the existing and future buildings Expedia had initially planned for the 40-acre former Amgen campus on Elliott Bay.
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Old August 24th, 2016, 08:54 PM   #146
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August 24, 2016

Interbay parcel sells for almost $2M
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SEATTLE — The site of the old Captain's Nautical Supplies sold for $1.95 million, according to King County records.

Located at 2500 15th Ave. W., at the dead-end intersection of West Wheeler Street, the 10,500-square-foot site is zoned commercial, though several new apartments have recently been built in Interbay. The property is located along the Metro D Line, opposite the Interbay P-Patch and golf center, and would be served by the planned Sound Transit 3 expansion.
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Old September 20th, 2016, 06:44 PM   #147
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September 20, 2016

Lennar builds 226 units in a z-shaped structure

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Lennar Multifamily Communities broke ground last month on the 226-unit Axle apartments in Interbay.

The 36,000-square-foot site is at 3250 16th Ave. W. It is west of 15th Avenue West, between West Bertona and West Dravus streets.

Through an LLC, Lennar bought two parcels in April from Quest Ministries for $7 million.

Axle’s unique shape was chosen to protect views and bring light into all the units.
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Old October 24th, 2016, 09:07 PM   #148
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October 24, 2016

Interbay site sold for large planned self-storage facility

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A full block in Interbay has sold for $7.3 million, according to King County records.

The four contiguous properties at 1602-1634 15th Ave. W. measure about 87,000 square feet, though not all the site is buildable, since it abuts the southwest Queen Anne greenbelt.

The industrially zoned site is on the east side of 15th between West Garfield and West Blaine streets, just north of the Magnolia Bridge.


Plans call for a four-story, 253,000-square-foot building with below-grade parking.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 12:14 AM   #149
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What is this American fetish for holding on to everything we've ever owned? I'm baffled by the number of self-storage sites, many in fairly desirable neighborhoods. When we moved back to Seattle from Manhattan, we put everything we were moving onto one wooden pallet - and we had a 6 room apt. Everything else we carried on the plane or sold.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 02:30 AM   #150
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"Seattle’s current average rental rate for office is $2.33 per square foot per month. In comparison, a 4×5 storage space at Seattle Vault goes for $60/month, which is $3 per square foot" (as of 2012)

Americans love their stuff, to the point that they don't know what to do with it all.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 07:05 AM   #151
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I just downsized from 850 sq. ft. to 771 sq. ft., and we lost a room. We realized everything in the den fit in store room downstairs, and we can't really find space for anything else. My future is getting cheaper.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 07:15 AM   #152
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People accumulate stuff and don't have enough time to sit down and sort/throw out things.
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Old October 25th, 2016, 07:58 AM   #153
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And some shit can get very valuable if you hold onto it. A childhood friend of mine recently sold his first run of Magic cards from the early 90s. I thought the things were worthless back then, apparently the game is bigger than ever, he found out about this newfound popularity and sold his his whole collection that he had to dig out of his childhood bedroom closet.... his profit? Over $30k, at wholesale, to some Danish guy who flew in to look at them. That was the winning offer from dozens around the world, only a few were willing to make the trip to make the deal in person.

Sometimes it pays to hold onto stuff, at least if it has collector potential.

Oh and to keep this on topic, cool coragulated metal.

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Old October 25th, 2016, 08:24 AM   #154
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"Seattle’s current average rental rate for office is $2.33 per square foot per month. In comparison, a 4×5 storage space at Seattle Vault goes for $60/month, which is $3 per square foot" (as of 2012)

Americans love their stuff, to the point that they don't know what to do with it all.
Veeery apples to kumquats.
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Old November 3rd, 2016, 06:13 PM   #155
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November 3, 2016

On the Block: Interbay: From swamps to microbrews
by Brian Miller, Real Estate Reporter

Last month I went on a bus and walking tour conducted by the Urban Land Institute, called “Interbay at the Crossroads.” The area is a patchwork of industrial zoning, government-held land, BNSF tracks and random residential properties, and has always fascinated me.

Once a swamp fronting on a deep-water moorage (now Smith Cove), the area was variously called Boulevard and Finn Town during pioneer days.

Seattle's multiple regrades and digging of the Ship Canal contributed more fill dirt to Interbay, which now counts the city, state, Port of Seattle, and BNSF (successor to the Great Northern and other lines) as major landowners.

Most of the latter parties are determined to protect Interbay's industrial zoning and prevent the eager tide of new apartment dwellers. I have a theory that every time a new transit measure is considered, the Battle of Interbay gets fought anew.


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Finn Town is an interesting name.
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Finn Town is an interesting name.
An old, long-gone Finnish neighborhood was located on 14th Avenue West and environs.
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