A number of projects are either on hold or delayed — while most are coming later, some of them will be bigger than originally planned when they do arrive. If you have been keeping your eyes on new construction, here are some updates:
AVA: Hotel/condo on 8th and Pine was originally scheduled to break ground in late 2007 but have delayed construction. They have received their Master Use permit and are in the final design process. They are waiting for the final building permits from the City of Seattle which they expect to be around the end of this month. AVA will probably break ground in spring 2009 with estimated completion around 2011/2012. The sales center is opened by appointment only at 720 Olive Way.
(June 2008 Update: AVA project is on hold. Read more on PSBJ.)
1 Hotel Residences- Starwood has acquired 100% on the development site and is working on revising its design. The sales center will be closed until early next year when they announce their new vision. Due to changes within the commercial guideline, City Suites may not be offered.
(October 2009 update: Starwood Capital Group was unable to obtain construction financing . The construction site was a giant pit and it had been filled and turned into a parking lot. Read more on Seattle Times.)
Heron and Pagoda: Plans for this twin tower, 43 story building will be delayed. Ground breaking was initially set for next year but the developer is now seeking partners for the project and also waiting for the market to turn around. Read more on Heron and Pagoda.
(Update: The developer for this twin towers lost half the site to foreclosure to New York lender G4 Capital Partner. The foreclosure ended the plan for this project Read more on Seattle Times.)
1915 2nd: Intracorp, the developer for 1951 2nd Ave is filing for a new application to go higher. The initial permit allows for a 240 foot building but they feel that it makes more sense to go taller. The new application calls for up to 400 feet. If approved, the new plan will house 432 condominium units. Read more on 1951 2nd Ave.
(Aug 2008 Update: Intracorp has put the property up for sale on Moran & Company's website)