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Security Properties buys land for
309 apartments in Spring District

Images courtesy GGLO
An entity related to Security Properties bought land from Wright Runstad & Co. for a five-building apartment complex, which will be the first project in the 36-acre Spring District in Bellevue.

Wood Partners eyes 2nd & Stewart tower

By LYNN PORTER

Wood Partners has approached the city of Seattle with a proposal for a 400-foot residential tower at 1613 Second Ave., near Pike Place Market.

$1M won't buy much if you're house shopping in San Francisco

By LISA LEFF

It'll barely cover an 800-square-foot starter home that needs work and may or may not have parking.

Portland quits marketing its outdoor solar potties

The city of Portland will quit marketing the solar-powered outdoor potties its workers developed and will settle instead for a cut of the business.


Quotes by Big Charts

Bethanie Roberts
Landau Associates
Renae Webster
Integrus Architecture
Ben Ford
Landau Associates
Bob Zimmerman
Yost Grube Hall





Experts help jittery novices learn climbing at Smith Rock

By ZACH URNESS

As Leah May Salerno stood on a narrow perch high above the Crooked River in this Central Oregon state park, preparing to climb a vertical rock wall called “Hello Kitty Cliff,” she said something that didn't quite add up.

Painter tells how he survived passing out on flagpole

By KATE PRENGAMAN

73-year-old Warren Hinrichs forgot to bring water with him as temperatures hit 107 degrees at the flagpole in Yakima.



Do you have renderings or photos of recent projects? Share them with DJC readers. Send high-resolution images and information to maude.scott@djc.com.





TODAY'S STORIES

A & E
Delaware bridge partially reopens

Business
$100M for firm with no offices, 1 agent?
After massive water pipe break, who pays?
Job market recovering but many don't feel it
‘Swill' beer recalled for excess bubbling
Dow plunges 317 points
Northwest Interpreters
Dendreon
French firm bids $15B for T-Mobile
Tesla preps site in Nev. for $5B battery plant

Construction
Alaska spending $42M to expand Glenn Highway
Painter tells how he survived passing out on flagpole
Oregon levies fines in trench collapse
Another lawsuit filed over defective Chinese drywall
Fire burns Oregon wood pellet business
Pasco builds 40 units for farm workers
Rush starts Proctor Square in Tacoma

Environment
Feds OK exports from coal terminal
Portland quits marketing its outdoor solar potties

Weekend
Experts help jittery novices learn climbing at Smith Rock
5 free things for visitors to do in Virginia Beach
At the Movies: 'Calvary' deserves the widest possible audience
Strange But True!
After Hours: Alki Beach bike tour for foodies
Ebola outbreak leads to travel warning
Airbnb rentals OK'd by Portland Council

Real Estate
$127M deal buys 1,212 apartments
$1M won't buy much if you're house shopping in San Francisco
Security Properties buys land for 309 apartments in Spring District
Wood Partners eyes 2nd & Stewart tower
State speeds housing help for fire victims

$127M deal buys 1,212 apartments

By JOURNAL STAFF

Kennedy Wilson said it bought three Puget Sound region apartment complexes for $127 million.


Rush starts Proctor Square in Tacoma

By JOURNAL STAFF

The $20 million project is on schedule to open in 16 months.

$100M for firm with no offices, 1 agent?

By JEFF HORWITZ

The deals involve insurance protecting mortgage investors and illustrate how regulators are still wrestling with messy banking practices years after the housing collapse.



A Tacoma shipping company installed rain gardens three years ago to control stormwater runoff. Today, the gardens are a model for other businesses.


Often we look at development and wonder what will happen to traffic. This comes up a lot regarding greater Downtown Seattle, particularly the fast-growing northern portions. Actually, the truth might be pretty good.


If Congress fails to act by Aug. 1, the Federal Highway Administration will institute uniform cash management procedures to distribute federal dollars.


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Tuesday
Bertha's rescue pit hits a snag
Tribes says racing proposal still alive
Idaho firms want more liquor permits
Mining deaths on the rise this year
‘Pawn Stars' plans shopping plaza
Helmsley mansion on block for $ 65M
$ 100M gift for OHSU research
Lucas Museum picks designers
Capitol Hill project combines historic elements, energy savings
Modular lodges to open in Yellowstone next year
Wright Runstad tweaks Rainier Square plans
Kitsap, King could have joint ferries
Sun Valley thinning trees to kill beetles
NW refuges first to phase out pesticide
No more smoking on Oregon beaches?
GMO labeling qualifies for Ore. ballot
Anchorage trail closing for repairs
Air quality plan open for public comment
Flood insurance may apply after wildfires
Satellites show ‘shocking' loss of groundwater
Fukushima study: Plan better for worst case
Cuba restores mangrove thickets as defense against rising sea level
Another ‘pollinator pathway' for Seattle between Seattle U and Volunteer Park
Sitka airport reducing appeal to birds
3 jailed for blocking tracks to Anacortes oil refinery
Mild gains for Dow
$ 20M loan OK'd for Alaska hydro project
Oregon timber harvest tops 4 billion board feet
Lawmaker unveils plan for third bridge over the Columbia River
Amazon offers 3-D printed products
Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan
Dollar Tree steps up fight against Wal-Mart, buys Family Dollar
Red Lobster tries to go upscale
Researchers looking for help to map and inventory Gallatin Range in Mont.


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