What’s Up With Stadium Lofts?

The PI recently had an article that I missed about the Stadium Lofts project which a few of you have pinged me about recently, Stadium Lofts may start residential move near Safeco, Qwest:

Developer Nitze-Stagen and preservation group Historic Seattle initially proposed the Stadium Lofts condominium project for the Seattle Plumbing Building, a two-story, 104-year-old brick triangle wedged between Qwest Field and a ramp onto the Alaskan Way Viaduct.

Seattle developer Maria Barrientos now has the lead on the project, although Nitze-Stagen and Historic Seattle remain involved.

Last month, Stadium Lofts LLC executed an option to buy the building from King County. The plan calls for four more stories, three of them tall loft levels, bringing the building’s height to about 100 feet. The finished building would have 70 to 80 lofts and flats above retail space.

Ben also notes an architecture firm change from Johnson Architecture and Planning to Weinstein A|U though their website remains un-updated.

Bonus Link: Bremerton condos to be auctioned

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  • Phil

    A big downside to any projects in that area will be construction on the Viaduct replacement. It’ll be messy and noisy for several years.

  • Phil

    A big downside to any projects in that area will be construction on the Viaduct replacement. It’ll be messy and noisy for several years.

  • Dan C.

    Guarantee that project goes on permanent hold until they decide what happens to the Viaduct. The parking lot to the south has already been chosen as an equipment staging area.

  • Dan C.

    Guarantee that project goes on permanent hold until they decide what happens to the Viaduct. The parking lot to the south has already been chosen as an equipment staging area.

  • jcricket

    Dan’s totally right. Why can’t they just tear the thing down, build an attractive, but wide roadway, and be done with it (ok fine, throw in some new bus lines).

    Will take the shortest time, cost the least, have the most positive impact on the city, and I guarantee people will find ways to drive around the lack of a highway (just like they did in SF when they didn’t rebuild the Embarcadero).

    Maybe then Pioneer Square will get an actual residential building boom.

  • jcricket

    Dan’s totally right. Why can’t they just tear the thing down, build an attractive, but wide roadway, and be done with it (ok fine, throw in some new bus lines).

    Will take the shortest time, cost the least, have the most positive impact on the city, and I guarantee people will find ways to drive around the lack of a highway (just like they did in SF when they didn’t rebuild the Embarcadero).

    Maybe then Pioneer Square will get an actual residential building boom.

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    I agree with Phil.. Any projects disadvantages will be the construction on the Viaduct replacement..

  • http://www.mysecuremovers.com boston movers

    I agree with Phil.. Any projects disadvantages will be the construction on the Viaduct replacement..