Keller Williams Greater Seattle, Ben Kakimoto, Seattle Condo Agent

AVA, I Hardly Knew Ya

By on June 27, 2008 in Real Estate with 0 Comments

The AVA condo and hotel project at 8th and Pine has become the latest development to officially be put on ice. At least for the time being. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, AVA has suspended active sales and is holding off opening its sales center until the market improves. However, the developers plan to file for a building permit soon, though construction, assuming the permit and design reviews are approved, likely won’t begin until mid-2009.

The same article mentioned that Stewart and Minor, a lofts and hotel project, might get a makeover. The developer, GIS International, has indicated they are exploring other options for the parcel – apartments, an office building or an all condo project. GIS recently put its European Tower development on hold.

Coincidentally, AVA’s marketing team just sent out an update. Here’s what they have to say:

…As we prepare to submit for the final building permits from the City of Seattle, we continue to work closely with our contractor to secure the best possible construction pricing for our future owners. We anticipate receiving final project costing and entitlements by the second quarter of 2009, and will be in position at that time to finalize the construction schedule and occupancy date.

Later this summer, private preview appointments will be available for all Realtors and their interested homebuyers to tour the sales center. You will be among the first to preview the contemporary and sophisticated design palettes which have been custom created for AVA as well as explore home décor options.

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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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