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October 2017

Civic Square By Bosa Will Now Be a 57 Story Skyscraper

Civic Square PitBosa Development's Civic Square condominium tower will now be a 57 story skyscraper. Previously reported to be only 43 stories, this is a big change in the number of units that will be built in this new Downtown condo project.

According to the PSBJ, this new condo tower on the block between Cherry and James streets and 3rd and 4th avenues, will house 520 residential units and 640 stalls of underground parking as well as boast, as required by the city, a public plaza area. The PSBJ article also mentions that there will be retail and coffee shops on the 3rd Ave side, a fountain and a curved facade facing 4th Ave.

The project is just entering the approval process with the City so we are a ways off from the ground breaking, most likely starting in late 2018 or 2019.

We look forward to seeing another Bosa condominium project in the city.

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.

Photo from Google Maps

Coffee Table Chat Video Series - In This Market is it Cheaper to Rent or Buy?

Coffee Table Chat - Episode 6

Our video series addressing actual client questions and concerns in our current market. They will cover whatever issues our clients are experiencing and will typically feature a guest who also works in the industry such as a lender, an Escrow closer, a Title rep, etc.

Hopefully you find the videos informative and helpful!

Enjoy Episode 6! "In this market, is it cheaper to rent or buy?" There is a tool for that!

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to 
Seattle downtown condos.

Seattle Condo Review - Athena in Queen Anne

Athena Condominiums in Lower Queen Anne
323 Queen Anne Ave N
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Athena Condominiums was converted from apartments to condominiums in 2006 and is located in lower Queen Anne.

To see a 360 walkthrough of an actual unit at the Athena, click here.

The stats:

  • 91 units –Studio, one and two bedrooms ranging in size from 407 square feet to 916 square feet
  • Built in 1999; converted to condos in 2006
  • 7 stories
  • All units have at least one parking space; only 25 units have storage
  • 4 units have sold in the last 6 months ranging in price from $316,000 to $510,000 for studio and one bedroom units; at the time of this post there were no active units
  • HOA dues include: water, sewer, garbage, building maintenance, professional property manager, earthquake insurance
  • Amenities: Rooftop view deck with lounge areas, tables and BBQs, gym, party room, community terrace, fireplace lounge, and theater room

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Two Daniels Real Estate Condominium Developments in Seattle

Emerald RenderingDaniels Real Estate, the Developer behind the Gridiron project in Pioneer Square, has it's hands in two new condominium projects coming to Seattle.

The first is a project located on First Hill, at 8th Avenue and Columbia Street. This project, known as 800 Columbia, will be a luxury 30 story tower with 287 residents. Rumors are that it will be condominiums. The building will have a rooftop deck, dog run, gym, bike storage, game room, party room, dining room and theater room.

The other is the project located near Pike Place Market at 1631 2nd Ave, now known as The Emerald. On this project, they are not the Developer but instead are the project investors' development consultant along with Create World. This new construction condo building has already broken ground and will be 40 stories and have 265 units. Emerald will have one, two and three bedroom condos ranging in size from 540 to 1,700 square feet. It will have retail on level one and amenities including a gym, yoga studio, pet area, guest suite and rooftop level party room and outdoor space.

We look forward to hearing pricing and anticipated sales and completion dates.

By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.

Rendering of The Emerald from Hewitt Architecture