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Old Posted Mar 11, 2008, 7:53 AM
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Any Tacoman's on the board to update info on some of these projects?
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I will get some updates rolling this afternoon.

Here is an article from todays TNT with some updates:

Giving up on downtown Tacoma? Not so fast …

and an article on $1,000,000+ condos in Tacoma:

When price is no object
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Old Posted Mar 17, 2008, 3:25 AM
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Projects:

Downtown

Stadium District / St. Helens Neighborhood:

Hanna Heights: Complete. Condo to Apartment
505 Broadway: Under Construction
Granville Condos: Complete
Bella on Broadway Apartments: Complete
The Metropolitan Apartments Phase II: Under Construction (move in June 1st 2008)
One St. Helens Apartments: Complete
The Ansonia Condos: Under Conversion
The Elks Temple : For Sale. See TNT Story
The Walker Condos: Under Conversion - Maxwell's the restaurant on the 1st floors should be open in April!
Stadium302 : Under Construction. High End Condos overlooking Stadium High School and the Stadium Bowl

Theater District / Downtown Core/ Foss Waterway/ UWT/Dome District:

Marcato Condos: Complete
Villagio Aparments : Under Construction / Complete
MidTown Lofts: Under Construction
The Mecca: Under Conversion. Great History: first Hotel, then Adult Theater, now Condos
The Esplanade: Under Construction
Old City Hall: Sale Pending. Offices, planned to be converted to condos, then to Class A Offices, then for sale, now sale pending to be class A offices.
The Roberson Condos: Complete
Pacific Plaza: Under Construction. Parking Garage w/ Retail to Class A Office with Parking and Retail Rehab. Multi-State corporation said to be moving their HQ next year to office space.
Luzon Building: Deal Closed 3/14/08 Construction to start by end of April.
Ford Building and Cresent Ballroom: Under Construction. Future HQ of TRA Medical Imaging
Hotel Murano: Officially Hotel Murano as of 03/08. Lots of Art and Worldwide media attention.
UWT Assembly Hall : Under Construction
Brewery District Hotel : Planning stages. New Design 03/08
Court 17 Apartments : Complete. On UWT Campus but open to all.
Hunt-Mottet Lofts: Warehouse Rehab Complete
Urban Waters : Research Facility. Design Phase. LEED Platinum (highest possible)
LeMay America's Car Museum: Ground breaking planned for 2008. Tacoma Dome parking lot

Hilltop / McCarver Neighborhood :

Hillcrest Apartments: Under Construction
Chelsea Heights : Under Construction. Condo to Apartments
27th Street Station Condos: Under Conversion
City Steps: Complete
McCarver Village: Phases Under Construction / Complete
Metro Homes: Under Construction / Complete
Lexington Square: Under Construction
Element 20: Under Construction
Bella View Townhomes: Under Construction
HighRidge Townhomes Phase 2: Under Construction


Ruston / Pt. Defiance:

Point Ruston : Under Construction. Planned waterfront community of 800+ condos, Silver Cloud Inn, and retail.
Ruston Point Condos : Conversion Complete
The Commencement : Under Construction
Village at the Pointe : Conversion Complete
The Cove : Under Conversion

Tacoma Mall :

Apex Apartments and Condos: Complete
"Townhome City": West of the mall there must be at least 50 townhome projects.

Break Time more to come.....

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I took that list and edited mSeatle's first post. Would be nice to have a complete compilation thread for Tacoma like we've got for Seattle and Bellevue.

If you add more, make a note of it and I'll edit the first post. I might not visit this thread all the time, so if I don't respond after a while, PM me.
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Good activity going on. Should have a Tacoma Meet to cover them.
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Added a few if you would like to update.
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Construction Update 3-26

Hey there crew! Noticed the ol' Tacoma thread was a bit dead, so I decided to hop out of the shadows and add something to the community. I nabbed all these on my way home today.

This is 505 Broadway, taken from down on Stadium Way:



From much closer up, despite the blurriness you can see the arches. Looks like it's being topped out real soon.



505 again, only this time taken from Broadway. Looks easily 20' shorter from there.
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Construction Update 3-26 (Part 2)

The nearly-complete Chelsea Heights

From on 6th Ave:


Look closely... see the snow? No joke! Got spoiled by that nice weather a couple weeks ago.



This one taken from I street...
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Construction Update 3-26 (Part 3)

The Hillcrest Apartments

Taken from Neighbors Park on 8th and I


And finally, directly in front on 9th. Honestly, gotta be the tallest wood structure I've seen go up in a long time.
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I'll get some more sites later (Like the Esplanade) when the weather clears up.

Anyone got anything in particular they'd like me to hit when I'm out next? Don't be shy!
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Thanks for the updates Tacoma Boy. Great to see the new stuff going up in Tacoma. Is that other taller somthing "Heights" building going up in the north end? I have to look at my old posts to get the name.
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You are probably talking about Jay Heights:


photo from: Priumcompanies.com

I think that project is on a long hold. The developer, Prium, purchased the Winthrop Hotel (low income housing) and has to build a bunch of replacement housing for the 200+ people that will be displaced when/if the building is converted back to a grand hotel.

Winthrop Hotel:

Photo from KevinFreitas.net

Prium is also the developer of the Chelsea Heights and Hana Heights projects that converted from condos to apartments.
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Thanks for the updates Tacoma Boy. Great to see the new stuff going up in Tacoma. Is that other taller somthing "Heights" building going up in the north end? I have to look at my old posts to get the name.

Yeah, Jay Heights is still an empty lot with a big ol fence around it. I emailed Prium and they say it's not been canceled, but other detail was left out.

Considering Prium projects in T-town seem to have bumps along the way like how Chelsea Hts had a long delay at the end of 2007 (seriously, it was stopped for like 2 months) and considering how long it took Hanna to get going, I'd say the jury is still out on whether it'll actually go up or not. Personally, I'd love to see it rise up although renovating the Winthrop might justly deserve the priority.

edit: Oh, I see the completion date on the Prium site is now 2009. It was 2007 when I emailed them. Interesting....
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Construction Update 3-27-08

Much better weather today! As promised, the Esplanade:

Taken from across the Thea Foss


Coming along nicely, as you can see from down on Dock Street. That's some of the last scaffolding left...


Dig them cRaZy angles


Finally, from down the block by Thea's Landing
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Construction Update 3-27-08 (Part 2)

Bonus shots!

The new UWT auditorium from Pac Ave


And a shot of 505 Broadway from down on Dock Street
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Construction Update 3-27-08 (Part 3)

The Vilaggio... very near completion now. All pics from Market.



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Construction Update 3-27-08 (Part 4)

Metropolitan Phase 2

From St Helens. Lotsa yellow


Taken from in front of Metro phase 1. I don't particularly like it from here... sorta featureless. That north wall looks awkward to me.
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Construction Update 3-27-08 (Part 5)

Since mSeattle brought up the un-started Jay Heights, I decided to swing by the site. After all, it is only a block down from the Metropolitan.

Here's the sign. It looks in better condition than I remember it was. Maybe they put a new face on, cleaned it or something.


Through the fence, down into the lot. It's pretty decent sized, actually.


For those not familliar with the area, this is taken from the site. The sandstone building is the Walker condo conversion. An old ex of mine once lived there, and I'm interested to see what they've done to it. The lobby was nice, but the apartments left a bit to be desired.
To the left of the Walker is the Hannah Heights. It just occurred to me that all these Prium "heights" projects are all on 6th. If Jay goes up, you'll be able to see Chelsea from the higher floors as well.


A little scale reference here. The Deco building (taken again from the site) is City Hall. It's approximately the same height as Jay is slated to be. If I'm not mistaken, city hall is 233' tall. On the extreme right is the recently completed Roberson Condos.
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