A long in motion Broadway development project will face an important milestone next month as the 114-year-old Capitol Crest Apartments are considered for landmarks protections with a 50-unit mixed-use apartment project looming.
Originally known as the Avon Apartments, the building today home to Annapurna and Albacha restaurants, the Ace Barber Shop, as well as 14 apartment units above would be demolished to make way for the planned mixed-use project from Champion Development. CHS reported this summer on Annapurna’s search for a new home.
The landmarks nomination (PDF) is a required step in the development process involving the old “character” building and was prepared on behalf of the developer. The city’s historical sites database describes the structure as “one of the older large buildings remaining on Broadway” but notes “it has been significantly altered” — often a death knell in the landmarks process.
The building will come before the landmarks board in its session held on Wednesday, December 18 starting at 3:30 PM in Seattle City Hall in the Boards & Commissions Room L2-80.