All this vacant parking lot land and everyone wants to demo the cool stuff.
Old story but putting it here for easy reference.From todays DJC.
October 29, 2013
Stewart Street block is getting filled up
By JOURNAL STAFF
A couple of years from now, Stewart Street between Boren and Terry will look a lot different.
Plans are coming together for Trammell Crow Co.'s 14-story building at the southeast corner of Stewart Street and Terry Avenue.
There will be an early design guidance meeting on the project at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 at City Hall, 600 Fifth Ave.
Touchstone Corp. started construction earlier this year on the Hill7 complex, which will have a 14-story hotel and 11-story office building, on the eastern half of the same block, which is bounded by Stewart, Howell, Terry and Boren. That project is expected to open in 2015.
Trammell Crow's project is at 1007 Stewart St. and will have 210,000 square feet of office space, 15,000 square feet of lobby and amenity space, 8,000 square feet of retail and restaurants, and parking for about 210 cars.
Mike Nelson, senior vice president at Trammell Crow, said no start date has been set.
LMN Architects is designing the project.
The site is now occupied by the 49-unit Williamsburg Apartments, which county records show was constructed a century ago.
Once the Trammell Crow and Touchstone projects are complete, the only building that will be left on the block is a 93,000-square-foot storage building at the northeast corner of Terry and Howell. Seawest Investment Associates of Kirkland and Insignia 2006, a company owned by Leisure Care CEO Dan Madsen, had planned to build a 33-story hotel or housing there, but when the economy tanked they decided to turn the 49-year-old building into heated storage space.
Dallas-based Trammell Crow left the Seattle area in 2008 as the economy slid into recession, but returned a year ago and has been making up for lost time.
The developer has introduced plans for a six-story addition to a medical office building at 1124 Columbia St. on First Hill, a 19-story office tower at 833 108th Ave. N.E. in downtown Bellevue, and a 653,000-square-foot industrial project in Puyallup.
Agreed!!A city also needs background buildings.
A city also needs background buildings.
Background buildings don't need to be special, but they don't need to look this bad.Agreed!!
But some think every building should be special. To those, please don't have children.