March 10, 2000

Pomeroy is a hot seller

Pomeroy condominium
The 52-unit Pomeroy condominium will hold its grand opening next week, giving the public a chance to see the new units (only two of which are still for sale) and learn something about the project's namesake, Allan Pomeroy, Seattle mayor in the early 1950s.

In 1952, Pomeroy cut the ribbon opening the Alaskan Way viaduct which today runs in front of the building. Architect Chris Snell of the Snell Partnership designed the eight-story reinforced concrete structure to accommodate the curve of the viaduct which turns northward just west of the site.

Snell used a brick facade with pre-cast cornice elements to blend in with the building's historic Belltown neighbors including the Austin-Bell Building across the street. The Pomeroy was developed by Belltown Heights Condominium LLC, a member of Murray Franklyn Family of Companies and Nickerson Investments.

Fifty of the 52 units have been sold at prices ranging from $150,000 to almost $2 million. Chris Keff's new Latin American restaurant, Fandago, will open on the first floor in early spring along with Textura, an antique shop specializing in Asian pieces.