68 Condo Units Coming to Belltown?

Would you buy a condo that didn’t come with a parking spot? From the PSBJ, 17-story Belltown project has 68 condos, 88 hotel rooms and just 3 parking spots: Richard Tsang of Hunts Point is proposing a 17-story hotel/residential project on a small downtown lot a block west of Amazon’s high-rise campus. The plan calls… Read More

ArtHouse Apartments Opens In Belltown

Designed by NK Architects and developed by Pauls Corporation, Arthouse is a mixed use building a block from the waterfront.  There are a 139 units, with floor plans consisting of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments; and three work/live lofts with a private exterior entry.  Ceiling high windows are standard, as are sustainable quartz countertops,… Read More

Martin Elevator Fail

A reader wrote in wanting to warn all prospective apartment renters to carefully consider whether their apartment buildings has enough elevators. I’ll also add that for both the condos I bought at it seemed to take about a year for the elevators to break in and stop breaking down frequently. So beware if you’re renting/buying… Read More

A New Dimension to Living in Belltown

A 26-story residential building is wrapping up construction at 3rd and Cedar and the developer promises to deliver several new features to apartment living in downtown Seattle. I went for a hard hat tour of Dimension by Alta and liked what I saw. The European-style interiors are sleek and clean, and many units offer wonderful… Read More

Beat the Heat – Apartments with A/C

With the mercury hovering around 90, I know that many of you have been seeking refuge in lakes, malls, and movie theaters.  If you’d rather keep cool at home and didn’t make it to Home Depot before the window units sold out, maybe you should consider an apartment with central air.  Here’s our pick list,… Read More

Modular Two-Story Lofts in Belltown With Great Views

We’ve featured the model unit and some of the lower floors at downtown Seattle’s first modular apartment complex. But the top floor units were just recently completed and I think they’re the best ones in the building. For example, check out this Puget Sound-facing apartment… ‘N’ Habit, located  at 2217 Third Avenue (between Bell and… Read More

Seattle’s First Modular Apartment 35% Leased

N Habit in Belltown, downtown Seattle’s first modular apartment project, opened today and is already 35% leased. The 49-unit apartment and retail building was developed using next-generation modular construction with units “stacked” over two weekends last fall: Bernard has checked it out for us in the past. Here’s the full press release. Disclaimer: N Habit… Read More

Belltown Loft With Views Of Puget Sound

A loft with all the urban bells and whistles recently went on the market. It has great views of Puget Sound, exposed brick, large windows, double shower heads, a private deck, and splashes of color to keep it funky. A part of Belltown Lofts, unit # 301 is a 1 bedroom, .75 bathroom and is… Read More

“Modular Is Here. It’s Going to Happen”

One of our top posts in 2013 featured ‘N’ Habit Belltown, the first modular apartment building in Downtown Seattle. The project is nearing completing and will soon open for occupancy. We tagged along for a tour of the seven-story building last week, checking out a number of the pre-fabricated units. Walking through the structure, you… Read More

Who Lives at the Martin?

The Martin sent over a short blurb on a few of their residents. If you’re curious who lives in all these new apartment buildings here’s three stories… At The Martin, a 24-story apartment building at the nexus of downtown Seattle and the Denny Triangle, residents include all ages – from infants to retirees. The Martin’s… Read More

Walton Lofts Breaks Ground

Walton Lofts by the Schuster Group (The Joe, Mosler Lofts) broke ground yesterday. Few photos below, more on Facebook. Here’s what the PSBJ reported a while back about Walton: The plan is to build a 12-story tower called Walton Lofts at the southwest corner of Western Avenue and Vine Street. Schuster often names his company’s… Read More

‘Folded Veil’ Apartments at the Sculpture Park

The PSBJ has a photo of the Selig’s ‘folded veil’ apartments that they’re proposing to build at 3031 Western Ave by the Sculpture Park. Design review is tonight at 5:30pm if you want to voice your opinion: The project at 3031 Western Ave. will have 100 apartments and 50 to 75 stalls of underground parking…. Read More

2720 4th Ave – Does it Have a Name Yet?

They’re making progress on getting the 14 story 2720 4th Ave out of the ground but does it have a name yet? Anyone know? Design proposal [pdf] Progress (photo courtesy of Phil): Rendering:

Dimension by Alt Pre-Leasing this Summer

Urbnlivn reader, Phil, sent over a photo of the progress over at Dimension By Alta. 298 units. Pre-leasing starts this summer for this LEED certified apartment building in Belltown at 3rd and Cedar.

Meet Joe (Arnold Lofts). He’s Green, Looks Good, And Available For Rent

We’ve been meaning to visit the Joseph Arnold Lofts in Belltown, not just because we gravitate toward shiny, new buildings but because we’re fans of The Schuster Group’s last downtown residential development: Mosler Lofts. Like its sibling a few blocks away on Third Ave, Joseph Arnold Lofts features a lot of glass and exposed concrete…. Read More

The Joe 40% Leased

Marc Stiles at the PSBJ reports that The Joe in Belltown is already 40% leased: New downtown #Seattle apartment @TheJoeSeattle 1st apt highrise in state to win @greenglobecert. Developer says 40% of 131 units preleased. — Marc Stiles PSBJ (@MarcStilesPSBJ) November 4, 2013

The Martin 2: The $8,000 Apartment

Earlier this week, we reviewed The Martin, a stylish high-end apartment building in the Denny Triangle or “Midtown” that takes its name from the original moniker of The Cinerama Theater. This post is the sequel and features The Martin’s pricey penthouse units that go for as much as $8,000 a month. Before you dismiss that… Read More

The Martin Puts On A Good Show in Downtown Seattle

Flashback #1: The Cinerama Theater on Fourth Ave. opened in 1963 and was known as Seattle’s Martin Cinerama, part of a small theater chain specializing in the widescreen format. Fast forward 50 years and The Martin has returned across the alley at Fifth Ave and Lenora St. The sequel is a much smaller theater room… Read More

Video: Stacking a New Belltown Apartment Building

Here’s a pretty cool time-lapse video showing how crews stacked, like Lego blocks, half of a new 7-story apartment building in Belltown. We snapped photos as the crews lifted the first two pre-fabricated units and laid them into place last weekend. This 48-second video shows another 26 units being stacked on the foundation at 2217 Third… Read More

Looking Forward to Meeting Viktoria

Drive north on the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Before the Pike Place Market, look to the right and you will see one of the new high-rises that I’m really looking forward to seeing. Viktoria, though not quite complete, is already a nice addition to the downtown Seattle/Belltown skyline. I chatted with the leasing team at Viktoria… Read More