Keller Williams Greater Seattle, Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Agent

Friday Odds and Ends

Is Civic Center Ready for Residents?

Seattle Times columnist Nicole Brodeur wonders if the lot across from City Hall will attract condo-owners. Would buyers of $500,000 to $1 million condos co-exisit with the raw, urban surrounding?

I scanned our surroundings. Loitering. A bail bonds place. People lined up for free bag lunches. A man sat in a doorway, folding and unfolding a blanket, talking to himself. And then there’s the Frye Hotel, where Seattle police have been called 85 times in the past six months. Noise complaints, thefts, several DOAs.

Maybe not today, but eventually, redevelopment will redefine the Civic Center neighborhood. Kitty-corner from this project is Smith Tower and just a few blocks away are the 5th & Madison and 5th & Marion projects. Then there’s The Donald. It’s just part of urban living.

Cats and the City

Tomorrow (March 10th) is the Seattle Animal Shelter’s Fabulous Felines cat adoption event at the Alki Community Center. Cats are the ideal pets for urban condo living. The available cats are currently in foster homes and are socialized. Additionally, many foster parents will be on hand to provide background information on the cats available.

Adoption rates range from $82 to $87 and includes vaccinations, deworming, feline leukemia testing, spay/neutering, microchip and pet license.

Saturday March 10, 2007 from Noon to 3:00 PM
Alki Community Center
5817 SW Stevens St.,
Seattle WA 98136

Spring Forward

Daylight Savings Time is coming early this year. Officially, DST will begin at 2:00 AM on Sunday, March 11th. So set your clocks ahead one hour before heading to bed on Saturday.

And, In Other News

We’re excited to announce that has selected SCL to provide content for its new condo marketplace section on its website.


About the Author

About the Author: Ben Kakimoto is a Seattle condo and urban real estate marketing & listing specialist. Contact Ben to learn more about the Seattle condo and loft real estate market or about buying or selling a Seattle area condo. Find Ben on Twitter and Facebook. .


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