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Construction fence now surrounds the site. Land use permit was issued, with shoring and excavation permit expected within the next couple weeks. Start is imminent!
 

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New Pike Place Market neighbor: Luxury 40-story apartment building breaks ground

Equity Residential officials on Tuesday said they're starting construction of a 40-story luxury apartment tower in downtown Seattle at 204 Pine St.
Another developer had started construction of a hotel/condo project on this site near Pike Place Market, but work was halted when the Great Recession started and the excavated hole was filled in. Equity acquired the half-block site in 2012 for $22 million, and has operated the property as a surface parking lot.
Scheduled to be done in 2017, the 398-unit project will have studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Anticipated rental rates were not available.
“We believe this tower will set a new standard for luxury urban living – from our unbeatable central location, sustainable design and on-site amenities that together give residents a best-in-market experience,” Equity Vice President Bradley Karvasek said in a statement.
Amenities include a 24/7 concierge, two resident lounges, a pool and game room, a dog lounge, two club rooms with kitchen and dining space on the 40th floor and a rooftop deck. In the below- and above-grade parking garage, there will be electric-vehicle charging stations, Zip cars and bicycle storage.
The project also will have approximately 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. There will changing rooms for retail staff who bicycle to work.
Seattle-based Weber Thompson and a Portland architecture firm, GBD, jointly designed the project that Turner Construction will build.
 

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New Pike Place Market neighbor: Luxury 40-story apartment building breaks ground

Equity Residential officials on Tuesday said they're starting construction of a 40-story luxury apartment tower in downtown Seattle at 204 Pine St.
Another developer had started construction of a hotel/condo project on this site near Pike Place Market, but work was halted when the Great Recession started and the excavated hole was filled in. Equity acquired the half-block site in 2012 for $22 million, and has operated the property as a surface parking lot.
Scheduled to be done in 2017, the 398-unit project will have studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. Anticipated rental rates were not available.
“We believe this tower will set a new standard for luxury urban living – from our unbeatable central location, sustainable design and on-site amenities that together give residents a best-in-market experience,” Equity Vice President Bradley Karvasek said in a statement.
Amenities include a 24/7 concierge, two resident lounges, a pool and game room, a dog lounge, two club rooms with kitchen and dining space on the 40th floor and a rooftop deck. In the below- and above-grade parking garage, there will be electric-vehicle charging stations, Zip cars and bicycle storage.
The project also will have approximately 3,500 square feet of ground-floor retail. There will changing rooms for retail staff who bicycle to work.
Seattle-based Weber Thompson and a Portland architecture firm, GBD, jointly designed the project that Turner Construction will build.
 

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Former Condo Development Site, Future Home To 40 Story Apartment Tower



Pre-recession, you may recall the name – 1 Hotel & Residences. It was a luxury hotel and condo site poised for development at the corner of 2nd and Pine in Downtown Seattle. Avstar had plans for the $200m project until the recession hit. Half of the site was purchased by Equity Residential in 2012.

According to the DJC, Equity, a Chicago Based firm has plans to develop the site. The permit was issued by the City last week and it calls for a 40 story town with 398 apartments. The tower will feature luxury amenities including 24 concierge, two lounges, a theatre room, fitness facility, dog lounge, pool room, game room, full grade kitchen, and amenity space/rooftop deck on the 40th floor.

The project is expected to earn LEED certification and according to the Journal it was partnership of architects including Seattle’s Weber Thompson and GBD of Portland.

This new Tower adds to the 10,000 apartment units that are planned, permitted and under-construction in Downtown Seattle.

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This area is moving up quickly. The parking lot on the lower left has an 11(?) story hotel/apartment underway. The parking lot on the center left edge got a fence for another 40-story apartment this week.
 

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The excavation/shoring for this project appears under way. The piles for shoring walls are being installed. In following shots, shafts (around 4' diameter) are drilled vertically around periphery of the site, and the piles (I-beams) are placed in the shafts, then filled with a grout mixture. The drilling machine in operation here is the white one between the red crane and yellow excavator shovel.

Drilling for piles by swyvernsting, on Flickr

Shaking off drill bit by swyvernsting, on Flickr
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It looks as if the bottom has been reached -- at least the south part of the hole is covered with some sort of white material, and does not look as if it will lend itself to additional digging.

Can we expect a crane soon?









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