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So I thought I would try to post pictures of Shoreline for the first time, starting with the only really significant project going on right now. This is the Malmo Apartments, slated to be open this summer. It's kitty corner to the future Aurora Square.



http://i.imgur.com/IAyiZfn.jpg

There isn't too much activity here in Shoreline right now, so I might do these updates once and a while. Thanks for looking!
 

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Pretty trivial but if you guys find yourselves shopping in shoreline in the next couple of months, the old top foods on 175th is being converted into a Trader Joes. The property is around twice as big as your typical TJ's, so it'll be interesting to see how they use the space.
 

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I wonder if it'd be half TJs and possibly half other uses (CVS?). I can't see a TJ s having a superstore format.
 

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There's a lot of controversy in Shoreline over the upzoning around the 185th Street Link Station, and a lot of confusion as well.

KIRO 7 inaccurately frames this as the fault of light rail. Some homeowners think the upzones could force them out of their homes so developers can build apartment buildings. Some think the upzoning is illegal.

This could get ugly.

Shoreline light rail line could displace thousands of residents
February 9, 2015
http://www.kirotv.com/news/news/shoreline-light-rail-line-could-displace-thousands/nj7nH/
 

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LoL, They're acting like the city council is Andrew Jackson is about to march them down the Trail of Tears...."kill my American dream"....get a grip....
 

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It must be a bitch to know your house may get bought at more than top dollar for development. My Mom and stepdad sold their house and property for a development that included Lowe's hardware in Bellingham. I think they got ~125-145% of the appraised value of the property. The folks in Shoreline will find a way to assuage their wounds.
 

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Here's a nice housing development in LFP near my friends house. It replaced this gross old elk's club shack. I think this new density will really boost the surrounding businesses like the adjacent Showgirls (possibly dreamgirls?) and the liquor store across the street!
 

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Here are a few pictures I took a while ago in Shoreline. The first three are of "Potala Place" (Honestly can someone explain to me why half the development in Seattle is named after a Tibetan Palace), at 15555 Aurora Ave N. The other three are quick shots of the Malmo Apartments, a 6 story woodframe across the street at 1210 N 152nd St.

Sorry I haven't really updated this thread at all, I've been in Hong Kong all summer, and I'm about to go up to college in Vancouver in a week, so don't expect any more updates from me for a while. You guys are doing a hell of a job keeping track of the development in this city, and I'll definitely keep myself updated while I'm away. Cheers!
 

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Here are a few pictures I took a while ago in Shoreline. The first three are of "Potala Place" (Honestly can someone explain to me why half the development in Seattle is named after a Tibetan Palace), at 15555 Aurora Ave N. The other three are quick shots of the Malmo Apartments, a 6 story woodframe across the street at 1210 N 152nd St.

Sorry I haven't really updated this thread at all, I've been in Hong Kong all summer, and I'm about to go up to college in Vancouver in a week, so don't expect any more updates from me for a while. You guys are doing a hell of a job keeping track of the development in this city, and I'll definitely keep myself updated while I'm away. Cheers!
It's OK. I hear a lot of Needles and Pikes are going up in Tibet. Tit for tat.
 

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Summer in Hong Kong, and fall and winter in Vancouver? In terms of nice weather, I think you've got things backward!
 

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Since I've returned from BC, I'm back in Shoreline for the summer. I've been driving around but currently don't have a phone or camera to take pictures, so I'll just give a typed update of things that have happened while I've been gone!

The Malmo apartments, a 6 storey woodframe apartment building has been completed and appears to be occupied.

There seems to be a little excavation work at 15555 Aurora Ave N, which seems to be more 6 storey woodframes off of Westminster Way/Aurora.

Further north at 17020 Aurora Ave N seems to be a three storey woodframe auto-centric motel being constructed off a previously empty lot, pretty disappointed about that one.

Next to that is the old Top Foods strip mall, with a new Mud Bay and Trader Joes. Construction is still ongoing on the eastern half of the strip mall.

Speaking of Aurora, the reconfiguration of the entire Shoreline section of SR99 is done! it has nice, wide, tree-lined sidewalks, and feels a lot more cohesive than its northern and southern neighbors.

Surprise surprise, nothing major is happening right now in the city, but I'll keep yall updated if sh.t starts going down for some reason lol
 

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Also, I looked around but couldn't find any updates on Point Wells. Don't try going to their website off of Google, I tried going there but it redirected me to a super skeezy page for some reason.
 

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From todays DJC.

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12093367.html

September 27, 2016

$35M apartments start in Shoreline
By JOURNAL STAFF

Rush Development and The Metropolitan Companies are breaking ground today on the 221-unit Paceline apartments at 17202 Aurora Ave. N. in Shoreline.

Apartments will have a “high-end luxury feel with urban access,” according to a news release from Rush. There will be 211 parking stalls and the building will be next to the Interurban Trail.


 

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If this is the one I think it is, it's already topped out (still no cladding or interior done, just the woodframe). Really weird layout with what seems to be a car-focused entrance off of Aurora and a small separate building that I have no idea what purpose it serves in the front of the property on Aurora. It's a little hard to describe so I'll try and take a photo for you guys some time
 
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