Highland Ice Arena, at 18005 Aurora Ave. N. in Shoreline, went on the market a few years ago. Now there's a plan from prospective buyer DevCo to redevelop with a two-building, 386-unit apartment project.
I wonder if the new Northgate NHL practice facility has drained demand for this arena. While I think its generally not a net benefit when community active use spaces like this are taken away (even for residential units) hopefully the NHL facility provides more than enough new capacity to compensate.
In addition to upzoning the area around the future Shoreline South/148th Station, and planning street improvements in that area to benefit pedestrians, the city of Shoreline has been planning a new bike-pedestrian bridge north of the existing traffic span at 145th Street.
Unfortunately, sounds like this won't be completed until 2026, but the wheels are in motion.
This is definitely going to be a busy area. I guess with the pedestrian bridge and the 145th bridge re-do, there will actually be two bona fide pedestrian crossings across I-5 within three blocks here. That has to be a record for density of pedestrian crossings on I-5 in the suburban parts of the region.
Merlone Geier Partners began planning what it calls Shoreline Place — to replace much of the old Aurora Square — about five years ago, when it bought the former Sears property there. The mixed-use development, spanning nearly 17 acres, could add around 1,400 apartments, 56,000 square feet of...
Note quite new but noteworthy nonetheless: "The mixed-use development, spanning nearly 17 acres, could add around 1,400 apartments, 56,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and commercial space, plus various public plazas and amenities"
Shea Properties and Ankrom Moisan Architects are planning a 550-unit Shoreline apartment project at 104 N.E. 145th St., a short walk west from the future Shoreline South/148th Station, where light rail service is expected to begin in 2024 or 2025.
Cool. I did a little digging on this project. Looks like it is this site (boundaries approximate):
This is a great location for bus lines, proximity to services (QFC, WaFd, Starbucks, Goodwill, vet clinic), and not too far from the Shoreline light rail. I'm not too familiar with what bus services go E-W on 145th but it looks like a fairly easy ride to get over to the station.
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