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Old March 23rd, 2012, 12:16 AM   #261
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Oooooh, sorry. I was thinking 975 John!

5th Ave N is better, but still not good. Pedestrians still can't cross on the east side of Denny, which is a major black mark. East-west pedestrians will be light for the first year or two after the project opens, i.e. until the cross-Aurora connections are re-established after the tunnel opens. Gates has in-house services plus the QFC, so there's less demand coming from up 5th. The saving grace will be that the densifying neighborhood will funnel pedestrians along 5th since other streets don't go through (Taylor N and 6th N will always be death to retail).
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:08 AM   #262
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Another building is currently being demo'ed on Westlake Avenue (across from Kenmore Air). Makes me wonder if there is some movement on that long stretch of razed properties. I can't remember what is anything was planned for the site.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 06:37 PM   #263
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Boy I hope so. That's such a swath of prime potential office real estate with views galore!!
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:19 PM   #264
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Yeah, I suppose the views would be OK.

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Old April 3rd, 2012, 08:54 PM   #265
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http://www.djc.com/news/co/12039521.html

Boxcar apartments will have recycled steel modular system
By JOURNAL STAFF

Tarragon is building 145 apartments in South Lake Union, using ready-to-install wall panels that are shipped to the job site and bolted together.
Construction is under way on a 145-unit apartment project called Boxcar that is being built with a modular frame system that the contractor says will save time

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Old April 4th, 2012, 12:13 AM   #266
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Where's this one located? it'll be interesting to see how quickly it goes up.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 12:24 AM   #267
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Where's this one located? it'll be interesting to see how quickly it goes up.
The building on the right is the North East side of Rollins Street Flats
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Old April 9th, 2012, 05:56 PM   #268
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OK, this is kind of funny and I don't have a map so try to follow along!

Elliot Bay Auto Brokers for a long time was at 717 Dexter. Until 717 Dexter Project prone ground last winter. So they moved across the street to 801 Dexter and set up in the old Esterline/Korry Electronics site.

Next project, 801 Dexter is due to break ground in June. Elliot Bay has moved across the street again to what would be 808 Dexter (I'm guessing). This is the last standing Esterline site in the area.

I wonder if there are plans for it to be apartments too, someday.

Just amusing how this is their second move in less than a year.
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Old April 9th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #269
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Jim - Is this the building you are talking about?

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I did a walking tour down there a couple of weeks ago and was thinking about some of the buildings/parcels down on Dexter and east of there, like on 8th and 9th Ave, and thinking of them as redevelopment parcels for office/residential, whatever, just something better than an old empty warehouse.

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BTW, what were Esterline/Korry Electronics?
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Old April 9th, 2012, 08:33 PM   #270
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Yes, that's the building. Korry moved up to Everett (I think). At the Dexter location, they made aircraft dashboards or instrument panels I believe.

I know one of those warehouses (Roy and Dexter or near there) appears to be a homeless shelter of some sort.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #271
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We are still months away from MOHAI opening at the Armory Building, but stuff is moving in!!

http://oxblue.com/open/sellen/mohai
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Old April 10th, 2012, 08:52 PM   #272
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Article from this mornings DJC. Not exactly cutting-edge quick, but......

http://www.djc.com/news/co/12039759.html

Plymouth starts 84 apartments on a site in South Lake Union
By JOURNAL STAFF

Plymouth Housing Group has started construction on 84 apartments in South Lake Union.

The Williams Apartments at 219 Pontius Ave. N. will house homeless people, including veterans, with chemical dependency and other disabilities. Three PHG staff members will live on site, providing support to residents who are moving from the streets to permanent housing.

SMR Architects designed the project, which will target LEED gold certification. BNBuilders is the contractor. O'Brien & Associates leads the LEED-certification process.

Among the green features are rooftop solar panels to pre-heat water, high-efficiency heat and hot water systems, low-flow toilets and occupancy sensors to control lighting in common areas.

Common areas include a community kitchen, laundry areas, patios, computer center and a P-patch.

The studio apartments average 260 square feet, with kitchens and private baths.

The project is named for Pat Williams, who helped plan and develop PHG's new buildings for the past 20 years.

Scheduled to open in early 2013, Williams Apartments will be Plymouth's 13th residential building in Seattle.

The estimated construction cost is $10 million. Funding is from Plymouth's Sustaining Hope Capital Campaign, JP Morgan Chase Bank, city of Seattle, King County, National Equity Fund, Washington State Housing Trust Fund, the state Housing Finance Commission, and the Federal Low-Income Tax Credit Program.


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Old April 11th, 2012, 12:05 AM   #273
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We are still months away from MOHAI opening at the Armory Building, but stuff is moving in!!

http://oxblue.com/open/sellen/mohai
I'm really looking forward to this being open.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 11:45 PM   #274
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Shitty 400 Fairview pics:

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Old April 12th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #275
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Does anyone know if they are planningto bury the powerlines in SLU?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #276
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Seattle may curb building to protect floatplanes

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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:32 PM   #277
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I refuse to believe there isnt a win-win solution to this. Why can't they just take off and land in the other direction?
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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:45 PM   #278
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They generally do. My guess is that they either want the ability to take off and land in bad wind conditions (strong N-S winds? does that happen here?), or need room to abort a landing when you suddenly realize that swimmer practicing for the Danskin in the middle of the lake right where you were planning on touching down.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 09:47 PM   #279
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No. Unacceptable.
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Old April 13th, 2012, 10:39 PM   #280
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I live just off Lake Union watching (and hearing!) the planes all day long. They almost always take off and land in a northerly direction regardless of winds. They do this at the southern end of the lake and I've got to believe that it is almost more of a safety issue with other lake-users. Interesting in the summer how they sometimes have to thread a needle to land.

That in mind, I doubt we will see the needle towers along Valley that some were hoping for.
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