Heron and Pagoda: More Projects On Hold

The other week The Stranger had an article about all the projects on hold, The Building Bust Could Kill Some of Seattle’s Most Ambitious Towers:

Records from DPD indicate that 35 major projects have stalled in the design-review process since this time last year. Several more whose developers have filed permit applications or submitted updated designs are in doubt.

I love that they quote Matthew Gardner. If only I had time I’d dig up some of his quotes from the last two years about how healthy our pipeline was.

They then talk about Heron and Pagoda:

Perhaps the most ambitious project in town is the Heron and Pagoda Towers, two 550-foot skyscrapers containing condos, a hotel, and a shopping mall. Although developer Alec Carlin says a master use permit application was filed this month, he’s not sure it can break ground in this economy.

And sure enough last week the DJC had a story about it Heron and Pagoda is on hold (could someone send me the story?)

The Seattle PI had this to say, Two-tower development delayed:

Now, it’s been pushed back, and Carlin couldn’t say until when. Financing for condos is tough to get now, because the market for condos is soft.

“But we think the market will come back, and we’ll be poised for it in 2011-2012,” he said.

I think it’s safe to say that if you’re wondering about a building if it’s not currently under construction it’s on hold.

Bonus link: NY Times, Luring Affluent Renters in Manhattan. Some apartments include breakfast??

About Matt Goyer

I love condos, lofts, floating homes, new construction and mid-century moderns so much so that since starting this blog in 2006 I've written over 2,000 blog posts about them!

For years I resisted becoming a real estate agent preferring to be a marketing executive at Redfin but after leaving Redfin (after seven years!) I caved in the spring of 2014 and became a broker. So if you need help finding that "Urbnlivn-style" place or selling your home email me at matt@urbnlivn.com, I'd be happy to help you.

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  • http://seattlebubble.com/ The Tim

    Your own notes from Gardner’s 2007 Condo Expo talk contain some nice gems:

    The market is showing remarkable resiliency to too much inventory.

    Are we oversupplied? Not in any way shape or form

    Another good one here.

    And now that second link probably put me above WordPress’ spam threshold, so I’ll stop.

  • http://seattlebubble.com/ The Tim

    Your own notes from Gardner’s 2007 Condo Expo talk contain some nice gems:

    The market is showing “remarkable resiliency” to too much inventory.

    Are we oversupplied? “Not in any way shape or form”

    Another good one here.

    And now that second link probably put me above WordPress’ spam threshold, so I’ll stop.

  • dj

    Based on the number of projects now on hold – what is your opinion on the DT Seattle condo market now? Over supplied? Just right? Under supplied?

    (This is directed to anyone with an opinion/bellybutton)

  • dj

    Based on the number of projects now on hold – what is your opinion on the DT Seattle condo market now? Over supplied? Just right? Under supplied?

    (This is directed to anyone with an opinion/bellybutton)

  • jo

    I think it’s just about right.

    The boom hit Seattle later than most, and seeing the crashes in other cities (Miami, Vegas, ect) allowed the developers here to get a glimpse of what would happen here if they continued to build.

  • jo

    I think it’s just about right.

    The boom hit Seattle later than most, and seeing the crashes in other cities (Miami, Vegas, ect) allowed the developers here to get a glimpse of what would happen here if they continued to build.