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93-Unit Apartment Building Approved for Seattle’s Uptown Neighborhood

Seattle’s Uptown neighborhood — also known as Lower Queen Anne — is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Seattle. Located at the base of Queen Anne Hill, the district is located to the north and west of downtown, and Uptown’s residents are some of the most active and involved when it comes to infill development in Seattle.

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95-Unit Roystone Apartments in Queen Anne Advanced at Second Early Design Guidance Meeting

On Wednesday, May 2nd, a 95-unit project in Queen Anne was advanced at a second Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the meeting, applicant Jackson Main Architecture presented updated project plans to the west Design Review board on behalf of Vibrant Cities, who is developing the project. The development was last reviewed at an initial EDG meeting held in early February 2018. Ken Large Landscape Architect is also on the project team.

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Micro-Units Hot In Seattle, Driving Recent Portfolio Sale

For many Pacific Northwest renters, bigger is not better when it comes to living quarters. The location and cost of the the unit is much more important than the size of your digs. This idea has manifested in increasingly smaller apartments: The average Seattle rental unit shrunk by 5% in 2018.

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Hyatt Place Receives Design Advice

A proposed 23 story tower in the Pearl District has gone in front of the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The project is being developed by Vibrant Cities in partnership with the Sunray Group, with design by Otak. The lower 11 floors of the 250′ tall building would be occupied by a Hyatt Place branded hotel. The upper 12 floors would be residential, with 120 apartment units. No vehicular parking is proposed.


Developer addresses Bush Garden plans before ISRD Board

In a cramped basement on a warm, late afternoon in July in the International District (ID), concerned residents of the neighborhood anxiously awaited a meeting of the International Special Review District Board (ISRD), to hear details of the fate of Bush Garden.

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