Craft Apartments Now Leasing

We’ve received word that Craft Apartments, built by Revolve Development and located on First Hill, have started leasing for their 30 units. The building is on the site of the formerAmerican Federation of Musicians’ Union Local 493, which was once was used as a trolley station. Now it includes a rooftop patio and street level… Read More

Cielo Apartments at 802 Seneca Now Leasing

Christopher, an Urbnlivn reader, emailed in the other week asking about what was up with 802 Seneca. We didn’t know but kindly asked him for some photos. Sure enough the next time he walked by to snap some photos for us they had a leasing sign up (though the website doesn’t yet work). Hopefully Bernard… Read More

Anthem, Decibel, Reverb: 279 First Hill Apartments

Last week the WSJ featured Seattle builder Spectrum and their projects on 12th Avenue. Here’s a little more detail thanks to their press release: Located at 301 – 12th Avenue and 1023 East Alder both sites will be transit oriented developments featuring a mix of apartment types and uses. Combined with Anthem on 12 Avenue… Read More

This Could Be A New Condo Tower on First Hill

Last night, the East Design Review Board blessed a sleek 30-story residential project at 8th Ave and Columbia St. on First Hill. It means that we’re one step closer to adding another cool Weber-Thompson design to the Seattle skyline, and there may be better news on the horizon. A consultant representing the developer, Alecta, told… Read More

PSBJ: Three High Rises Coming to First Hill

The PSBJ has the news on a Little-known European fund plans three residential high rises on Seattle’s First Hill. The three towers would be as high as 30 stories and contain 828 units! On First Hill, Alecta is working with three Seattle companies. The Justen Co. is managing development of the Terry Avenue and Eighth… Read More

Join Coppins Well and Food Carts for Lunch on Friday

Join Coppins Well for a food cart extravangza this Friday, September 14! From 11:30am to 1:30pm, the Coppins Well leasing team will be providing on-site tours and info on the brand new apartment community that opened in August.  Food carts on hand will include gluten-free caterers I Love My GFF and mobile pizza cart Streetzeria…. Read More

Coppins Well – First Hill Apartment – Photos

Tonight we got a look at Coppins Well, the new 17th story apartment building at Madison and Minor. This is no stick built apartment. This is a 237 unit concrete building with killer views. We hear the roof top deck is killer with a bocce ball court, gas grills, dog area, wifi, fireplace and views…. Read More

1200 Madison Now Coppins Well

Looks like 1200 Madison, the 17-story 237 unit apartment project at 1000 Minor on First Hill has settled on a name, Coppins Well, and launched their site, complete with floorplans. No word on pricing though. According to their old site,, move-ins are to begin in August.

The Marlborough Flipped in a Year For Double

From the Seattle Times, Vintage apartment building on First Hill sells at a premium. The Marlborough, an apartment, that almost converted to condos, but went bankrupt, was then bought for $12.75m in September 2010, fixed and leased up. It just sold for $26.7m. Nice work Trinity Real Estate of Seattle and Helix Funds on the… Read More

Seattle’s Newer Apartments Are Leasing Up

I can’t believe it has been 3 months since I last checked in with Seattle’s new construction apartments that are in lease-up mode! Summer happened, I suppose. Regardless, following is the latest from the leasing front: LINK Apartments – 4550 38th Avenue SW (map) “Going, going, nearly gone” is the word at LINK apartments in… Read More

Leasing Up: 3 Left at Marlborough, The Station Has Incentives

After touching base with Legacy at Pratt Park, it seemed like a good time to check in with the various Seattle apartments that are currently in lease-up mode. The Marlborough – 1220 Boren Avenue (map) The big news is the Marlborough. This apartment building on First Hill quietly started leasing in January of this year… Read More

Lofts, Flats, and Apartments for Rent

There’s been all this talk about apartment projects getting started, but those properties won’t be rent-ready for a year or two – so here’s a sampling of what’s available now. And it’s about time since the last time we did a roundup on rentals was over a year ago. First, the bad news. One of… Read More

Marlborough Now Renting

You were wondering what was up at the Marlborough last December when you spotted exterior renovations, and now – if you want to live in a renovated bit of Seattle heritage – apartments are available to rent. In the midst of final touches (some of which are still in progress), the leasing office opened its… Read More

Marlborough Bought For $13m, What’s Up Now?

A reader wonders what is up with the Marlborough? After a big launch party touting Live Historic’s conversion of the project to condos, reverting back to apartments after poor sales, it was foreclosed upon in February 2009 for defaulting on $19 million in debt to Chinatrust Bank, to be bought back for $18 million in… Read More

Marlborough and Domaine Sold At Auction

Aubrey must have a subscription to the DJC since he’s picked up on the DJC story and blogged that the 82 unit Marlborough sold at auction for $18 million (which is $315/sq. ft. if we believe the county that they have 57,000 square feet) and 91 unit Domaine for $19.5 million (which is $229/sq. ft…. Read More

Live Historic Project Back to Apartments

Jim has the scoop that Live Historic’s Marlborough project is no longer a condo conversion based on poor sales. Oh well, it will make nice apartments too. See photos from my visit earlier this year. Which Live Historic project will go back to apartments next? De Lorges? Their new Fremont project The Dayton?

Tour of the Marlborough

This afternoon I toured the Marlborough with Kate Miller, from the Fearey Group, and Ben Rankin, principal at Pioneer Property Group. Here are my notes: Lobby has original marble and limestone flooring They’ve updated the wiring and plumbing The units are heated with radiators using Seattle Steam. I asked about whether they’d be noisy and… Read More

Party at The Marlborough

The Marlborough, a Live Historic conversion on First Hill at 1220 Boren, is having a party this Wednesday at 5:30 PM. Studios plus 1, 2 & 3 bedrooms from $225,000 to $1,650,000. 516 to 2,184 square feet.