Another construction crane is coming to Belltown. This week Wood Partners announced it is starting construction on a 27 story apartment building in Belltown. The site is on 3rd Avenue and Cedar Street on the southwest corner and is located near Mosler Lofts and directly behind Seattle Heights Condominiums.
According to Puget Sound Business Journal, continued job growth in the area is the reason this developer still sees it as a good time to build. The building will have ground floor commercial space and parking for 200 vehicles.
Important for condo owners and buyers, this new building will mean potentially obstructed views for residents within Seattle Heights Condos that have units on the east side. In particular, it will affect those condos on the north east section of the building. So like always, make sure you do your research before purchasing a condo if view is the key reason you are choosing it.
Currently an older building that houses the American Lung Association sits on that site and will soon be demolished. Recently the construction of another apartment building on 3rd Avenue seems to have added some new life to this section of 3rd Avenue in Belltown so perhaps another building with new commercial space will spur some additional buzz in the area.
By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle Condos exclusively for buyers and sellers