Finally, residents of Belltown Court can start to see the blue sky. After going through 3 litigation cases (all of them resulting in a settlement), the condo started their repair work last October. The money from all the 3 settlements wasn’t enough to cover the many millions of dollars of repair work leaving residents with a hefty special assessment.
The repair work has been going on for about 10 months now. The scaffolding and wrap has come down on 1st Ave south and west side of the building. The repair work will probably be completed mid November for the entire building. All of the siding, decks, windows, and roof will be completely replaced making it practically brand new from the outside. Residents can finally breathe fresh air and buyers can once again consider this supremely located condo in the epicenter of Belltown.
Some interesting points to keep in mind about BTC:
+ Brand new exterior (real stucco now replaces the leaky and litigious artificial stucco)
+ Location, location, location
+ Same building as the famous Macrina Bakery, Shiro’s, Lampreia not to mention other convenient businesses such as Belltown Pizza, Belltown Market, Bella, Subway, and others.
+Nice layouts, one of the few buildings with an indoor pool and landscaped interior courtyard
-Real stucco is certainly better than artificial stucco but many buyers these days seem to expect concrete and steel
-The location is ideal but if you’re facing 1st Ave on the weekend, it can be noisy
-Interior finishes are due for a refresh
-Water views may be blocked by a potential new building on the west side of 1st avenue in the planning stages
Interior Below average
Location Very good
If you are a resident in Belltown Court and would like to find out my special BTC sellers’ program, please contact me.