In April 2011, CHS counted eight major development projects across Capitol Hill in various stages of demolition and construction. Some of those are complete — and already fully leased to hundreds of new or newly-addressed Capitol Hill renters. Some are still far from completion. More than a year later, a similar wave of projects continues to ripple across the Hill. Below is an attempt to offer a similar documentation of current apartment and large project construction activity on Capitol Hill.
For the most part, the listings are focused on projects that have already knocked down the past or are started on what comes next but we’ve also thrown in a few of the more significant projects still in the paperwork and process phase. We may also include a few microapartments in the roster if digging and construction has begun — but planned projects in this category will need to wait for coverage of the trend we’re also working on. As usual, please lend a hand and let us know about any digging or construction activity we missed.
already signed up to occupy this four-story apartment building’s premier restaurant space across the street from the venerable Kingfish Cafe. Demolition has already knocked down the old Holiday Craft Store and Greg Nickles fave Capitol Hill Hair. We appreciated seeing the city’s “Protect This Tree” signage on this yarn-bombed trunk.: Let’s just call it Tallulah’s project. Linda Derschang is
- the landmark process is underway. : 125 18th Ave E construction is a long way off but
- community outreach and a landmark nomination before launching a design review process for the overhaul of the old apartment building. : The developer on this project is gearing up with
- will break ground later this year. As soon as the East Precinct figures out where to establish a new, temporary parking lot for its officers. : Mixed-use apartments, office and theater project backed by Capitol Hill Housing
- another six stories of mixed-use to the corner of 15th and Pine. The project has moved beyond the foundation phase and is that amazing point in construction where buildings suddenly go from framing to existence. : Back from the dead or, at least, comatose, this project survived the economic downturn to bring
- The greenest commercial building on Capitol Hill if not the world, the new headquarters for the Bullitt Foundation will wear a giant solar array as a crown when it is completed later this year. :
- the six-story mixed-use development planned for 14th called the REO Speedwagon or somesuch. We like it. No word on when, exactly, construction will begin but the business shuffle on the street has already begun. : We’ve heard
- the six-story apartment building slated to be built there. : Seattle firefighters stood by idly as the old insurance office and knick-knack antique store at the corner of 13th and E Pine was destroyed. Maybe they’ll want to move into
- demolition is complete where Union meets Madison and the Undre Arms once stood. : We don’t think Alliance Realty will go with our name for it but
- 1020 E Union: Alliance still has its hands full across the street as a community group pushes back on their plans to demolish the Davis & Hoffman building.
- has gone up. This six-story, mixed-use development will follow. : The construction wall
- the seven-story plan set to be finalized in coming months. : 714 E Pike is still a paper project with
- doesn’t even officially own the property yet. But it’s coming. : The developer
- are gone and this six-story, 118-unit mixed-use building with about 13,000 square feet of ground floor retail project is reaching its midway point. : The Marion Apartments
- supposed to be completed this spring but work appears to still be underway on E Pine at the former location of the People’s Parking Lot. : The project was
- he 1910 auto row-era building is nearing completion at Pine and Bellevue. : Hunters Capital’s restoration of t
- seven stories of mixed-use development — and preservation — to this stretch of E Pine. No schedule for construction yet — the project is still in the paperwork and process phase. : Following the Bauhaus freakout, things are looking better for the Melrose & Pine project that will bring
- a new 115-unit, mixed-use apartment building above the Pillars Park off-leash area is underway. : Construction of
- this planned overhaul of the old house that used to be home to Horizon Books and will soon be home to Ada’s Technical Books. The smallest project on our list? Central 15th Ave E is mostly isolated from the current wave of active development but we thought we’d include
- visited last week — “The restored BelRoy Apartments are joined by the addition of two new buildings that replaced five single family homes to the north and east. The change has doubled the capacity of the BelRoy to more than 100 units in the project. A snug 1,000 square feet of commercial space at the far north end faces Bellevue Ave in the shadow of a tall cedar tree that the project was able to work around and preserve. A “network of gardens” will wind its way around the new campus.” Leasing begins this fall with a planned early 2013 move-in. : CHS
- this Continental Properties project (they’re behind the Cameo, too). Any details on what’s up over St. Mark’s way? UPDATE: Comments say groundbreaking ceremony was Wednesday morning. CHS apparently not invited! We surrender. No word on the status of
- the previously wildflower and weed-covered lot behind The Joule suddenly snapped into action in recent weeks. “Construction of a six or seven story, 82 unit building with below grade parking,” the early land use permit paperwork for the project reads. We’ll keep you posted. : CHS received about a million tips when
- giant new addition to Broadway. You’ll soon find Bank of America returned — as well as the bagels. : After its 21-month construction schedule, leasing is underway and commercial tenants will likely begin to emerge in this
- look like this until then. : Service begins in 2014. Broadway will probably
- developing the area around the Broadway light rail station is about to begin. Construction of the station site and the new subway connecting downtown to UW continues. See? : The bidding process for
- Microapartments: 1728 Summit, 227 Belmont Ave E demolition done (we’re told), 422 11 Ave. E under construction, 100 13th Ave lot cleared… more?
- six-story Aegis Living project. Still in early construction. : Welcome to our soon-to-be new readers at this new
- the green overhaul of this former auto row building will be home to new Lebanese restaurant project Mamnoon. : This fall,
- with a new gymnasium and offices. Reports of early signs of construction in the comments below. : Capitol Hill’s Northwest School will expand onto E Pike
- seven stories of “workforce” housing is underway, we’re told. : Construction on
- 500 Belmont Ave E — former home of the Belmont Biohazard house. : The construction is beginning at