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Old October 6th, 2011, 03:07 AM   #1
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South Lake Union Development News

There's just too much going on for this not to be a thread and it is long overdue for one to be created. So dump here all news of development of commercial, residential, science and research, as well as roads and parks.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 03:09 AM   #2
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Here's a nice glimps of what's coming soon:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...uoffice06.html
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Old October 6th, 2011, 03:10 AM   #3
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I'll try to find some project info for what is active in the area. Here's theplan for 901 Dexter:

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID2583.pdf
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Old October 6th, 2011, 03:31 AM   #4
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I'll try to find some project info for what is active in the area. Here's theplan for 901 Dexter:

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID2583.pdf
Thats the EDG. The Recommendation one has more detailed renders:
http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID2802.pdf

Hole is pretty well dug, and last I saw the crane was up.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 04:30 AM   #5
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Amazon clearly needs to build a skyscraper with all this growth.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 05:08 AM   #6
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Thats the EDG. The Recommendation one has more detailed renders:
http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID2802.pdf

Hole is pretty well dug, and last I saw the crane was up.
Here's the webcam:

http://901dexterprogress.com/webcam.html
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Old October 6th, 2011, 05:51 AM   #7
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Amazon clearly needs to build a skyscraper with all this growth.
I know we would all love another really tall skyscraper, however, it is pretty amazing how landing Amazon has helped turn South Lake Union into more than just that place you drive by to get to Seattle Center.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 08:54 AM   #8
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Amazon clearly needs to build a skyscraper with all this growth.
5th and Madison anchor tenant? If only...

Seriously though, they've built up SLU enough. Do something for the skyline! Please!!!
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Old October 6th, 2011, 09:16 PM   #9
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Hey, they already took 1918 8th off the market and are apparently looking at West 8th, too: http://www.geekwire.com/2011/amazon-...-8th-expansion. That's some skyscraperage, and taking that office space off the market certainly enables more.

The coup would obviously be for Amazon to be growing fast enough to be the tenant for the Clise properties, but even with all the growth, that seems far-fetched.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 09:25 PM   #10
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Thats dreaming really big! But I like your style! And yea taking up all that space is good because of the impact on citywide vacancy area but I really want something dramatic and new for the skyline- like 5th and Madison! If they tied down amazon.com or a comparable then surely they'd start building with construction costs being what they are right now.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 12:24 AM   #11
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Hey, they already took 1918 8th off the market and are apparently looking at West 8th, too: http://www.geekwire.com/2011/amazon-...-8th-expansion. That's some skyscraperage, and taking that office space off the market certainly enables more.

The coup would obviously be for Amazon to be growing fast enough to be the tenant for the Clise properties, but even with all the growth, that seems far-fetched.
Amazon will pretty much take all the available remaining space at West 8th then. That's two of the new skyscrapers filled. Polyclinic filling the Madison and 7th building. With the exception of all the old space Amazon vacated, where IS the office space left in dowtown Seattle? How much is left in the old WAMU Center and WAMU Tower?
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I would LOVE to see 5th and Columbia resurrected for Amazon. Only downfall is it would be a bit far removed from the SLU campus.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:47 AM   #13
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I would LOVE to see 5th and Columbia resurrected for Amazon. Only downfall is it would be a bit far removed from the SLU campus.
But good cause to extend the streetcar down 5th to hookup with the ID line.
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I was thinking the same thing, just didn't want to seem too ambitious
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Too bad they can't just move the building to the Clise properties.
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It was so specifically designed for that location, what with the stilts and all. And I would be soo bummed to see it shortened when in fact it should be taller!

But it basically seems like we're on Team Amazon Skyscraper if it were possible.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:38 PM   #17
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This is what I like to see!

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12033973.html
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Old October 7th, 2011, 04:54 PM   #18
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Me too! I really like this design a lot.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 07:40 PM   #19
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This is what I like to see!

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12033973.html
Yeah! That billboard (same rendering) has been on that block since before Rollin Street was built. It's right next door on Westlake for those not knowing where this will go.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 08:32 PM   #20
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Excellent.

Heres a couple of shots of that block from my SLU walking tour last winter. I walked around and identified lots/blocks that I would like to see be developed/better used, etc, and this was one of them.

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