WSJ: Seattle Build Aims Low; Spectrum is Building Three Apartment Buildings in Seattle

June 12, 2014


As the cost of rental housing shoots up across the country, so has the need for affordable housing. Yet most new apartment buildings are geared to the higher end of the market; building and operating affordable housing, many developers argue, isn’t profitable. Seattle builder Spectrum Development Solutions is testing the conventional wisdom. With help from […]

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Crosscut: In SLU, development is driving art space for a change

June 12, 2014


Imagine that your apartment building also houses an art studio, home to a revolving cast of artists working on large-scale projects and sculptural work destined for the public sphere. This art-lover’s dream is soon-to-be reality: In the next few weeks, MadArt, a for-profit mission-driven arts organization that funds large-scale public art works, is finishing up […]

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Curbed: Hotel No More, The Publix Is Reborn As A Mixed-Use Complex

June 12, 2014


The Publix Hotel in the International District was a home for low-income residents from 1928 until it closed its doors in 2003. Grocery chain (and building owner) Uwajimaya announced last year that they were shuttering the building to remaking it into market-rate apartments. Our first look at the new & improved Publix has been released as well as info on what […]

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