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Old October 29th, 2012, 04:53 AM   #61
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Old October 29th, 2012, 06:08 AM   #62
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Love the Elliot Bay View Apartments! Like some people here said it before, I think they could do better with the material behind the building.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #63
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The lot at Elliott and Mercer has a trailer and equipment....100 units starting, or however many.
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Old October 29th, 2012, 08:26 AM   #64
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Love the Elliot Bay View Apartments! Like some people here said it before, I think they could do better with the material behind the building.
Yeah, I like it.

Also, obligatory "H20 is so ugly" comment.
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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:45 PM   #65
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Old December 18th, 2012, 07:54 PM   #66
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Old December 18th, 2012, 08:02 PM   #67
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306 Queen Anne Avenue N.

This LQA parcel is unbelievable to me. It is mentioned in this Queen Anne Review blog as a possible development site.

http://www.queenanneview.com/2012/09...-september-19/

9 people showed up for the Early Design Review in April and one of their concerns was the "loss of garden space"


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Old December 19th, 2012, 12:55 AM   #68
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The H20 would have been a nice infill, had it not be for the cheap-ass grey metal siding on one of the walls.
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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #69
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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:28 PM   #70
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Old December 19th, 2012, 06:54 PM   #71
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Thanks for the pictures!

I'm finding myself touring LQA more now due to the Thomas overpass. It's an odd assortment of office building, parking lot, apartment building, repeat. As it fills in it's getting more interesting and cohesive.
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Okay, so the DPD board says 71 apartments over 5 live-work units.

I'm not familiar with this area, is there much chance that someone will have a 'work'unit there?

I know on the SW corner of Broadway and E. Olive Way, the apartments above the USBank continued on to Harvard. The Commercial spaces along E. Olive Way wre leased, but once you turned the corner onto Harvard, the Live/work units all became 'live'. And they weren't really designed well for live, (I knew one of the tenants). He said it was like living in a fishbowl, so he always kept his blinds closed. So in lieu have trying to force something the market can't support, wouldn't the city be better served with 71 apartments above 5 well designed townhomes?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 07:59 PM   #73
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Thanks for the pictures!

I'm finding myself touring LQA more now due to the Thomas overpass. It's an odd assortment of office building, parking lot, apartment building, repeat. As it fills in it's getting more interesting and cohesive.
I've just recently been going through LQA with my "future development glasses" on and there are anywhere from 10 to 20 underused parcels between Mercer on the north end and Denny on the south end, with low-rise buildings or antiquated structures that could easily be replaced with breadloaves or better.

I think in the next 5 or 10 years this neighborhood could lead the next wave of residential development. Thoughts?
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Old December 19th, 2012, 11:04 PM   #74
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It'll continue to be strong, with the job growth and residential growth (in the neighborhood itself and in greater Downtown) feeding off each other. Its supermarkets, restaurants, and quiet side streets will continue to be a major draw. The new overpass giving people access to the water will increase values, while adding a trickle of pedestrians that will also help the scattered retail down there. Being able to walk or bike directly to SLU on small streets will be a draw. The current wave of density will bring a more residential feel and more conveniences, which will help draw the next wave.

As for "leading" the next wave, I'd put SLU higher due to its massive job growth.
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Old December 20th, 2012, 12:16 AM   #75
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Okay, so the DPD board says 71 apartments over 5 live-work units.

I'm not familiar with this area, is there much chance that someone will have a 'work'unit there?

I know on the SW corner of Broadway and E. Olive Way, the apartments above the USBank continued on to Harvard. The Commercial spaces along E. Olive Way wre leased, but once you turned the corner onto Harvard, the Live/work units all became 'live'. And they weren't really designed well for live, (I knew one of the tenants). He said it was like living in a fishbowl, so he always kept his blinds closed. So in lieu have trying to force something the market can't support, wouldn't the city be better served with 71 apartments above 5 well designed townhomes?
3rd & Republican is on the edge of the retail area - go any direction less than a block and you'll find anything from coffee shops to dentists. It's not a coherent strip like you'd find a few blocks away, but it could be a good place for second level retail that I've always pictured for live-work lofts.

Not to mention the future. I don't blame them for putting live/work in a marginal area, as it'll look a lot different in a few decades. You don't want a brand new building with just residential breaking up what could be a reasonably continuous block. It's fine if it's live/live for a decade or two, then converts to live/work or even work/work when needed.
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Old February 4th, 2013, 01:34 AM   #76
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Old February 4th, 2013, 04:35 AM   #77
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Wow is it just me or does Expo just look exactly like the one on Eastlake (Equinox?)
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There's some similarities between the two. I like how Expo turned out; been a fan of some of Runberg's recent, larger projects like the Lyric, Expo or the u/c 101 Taylor, 901 Dexter and Stack House. It's not great architecture, but they use decent materials (lots of brick), don't go crazy on too many colors and are generally pleasing to look at.
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I also really really like the H20, sans the corrugated metal - love straight, simple, boxy buildings. Not a fan of over-modulation.
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Often the modulation's purpose is to make the building look smaller. I really dislike that.

Imagine if Paris had decided to make its vernacular look smaller.
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