CHS toured the new Broadway Building this week as it prepares to open in the spring. This is an interesting project that serves several uses. One aspect that makes the “Prada Building” distinctive from other mixed use projects on the Hill is that Seattle Central Community College has pre-leased a portion of the building to serve as a residence hall for international students (a total of 76 beds).
In addition to the student housing, the project will have 94 apartments, 12,000 sq ft of Class A Office, 14,000 sq ft of street level retail and restaurant space (including Emerald City Smoothie and Genki Sushi). The project is expected to be completed by April 2010. One of the commercial tenants will be Hunters Capital, whose CEO is Michael Malone (the same guy who recruited Elliot Bay Bookstore to Capitol Hill). He’s also the guy who owns Jimi Hendrix.
Pricing on the residential units is as follows and the floor plans vary:
Studios: 482 sq ft ($860) – 761 sq ft ($1895)
1 BR: 653 sq ft ($1221) – 1152 sq ft ($2396)
2 BR: 691 sq ft ($1580) – 1086 sq ft ($2490)
The project is designated as Built Green, and includes pervious grass-crete paving which reduces storm water runoff. Hard hat tours are available to the general public on 1/28 and 2/6. Call 206.328.6153 to set up a tour. From their blog, it looks as if they are seeking a personal trainer to be one of the commercial tenants – to take advantage of the adjacent Cal Anderson Park.