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April 20, 2016
Chinn Construction has gutted the century-old Seattle Plumbing Co. building next to CenturyLink Field and is starting foundation work to create 107 condos for Daniels Real Estate.
Several truckloads of old timber have been taken out of the four-story building for salvage or reuse. A Daniels spokeswoman said some of the timber will be reused in this building and other projects in town.
Daniels is turning the brick building at 589 Occidental Ave. S. into the Gridiron condos by adding seven levels of housing plus a rooftop deck. The ground floor and mezzanine level will have 9,700 square feet for restaurants and bar spaces.
The building will have floor-to-ceiling windows, high-end finishes, a fitness center, parking and storage space.
Gridiron's website says there will be studios and one- and two-bedroom units. Some will have private decks and balconies.
Ten units that are listed as “available” on the website are priced from $459,790 for an urban one-bedroom with 596 square feet, to $1.2 million for a two-bedroom unit with 1,430 square feet.
Fifteen units have sales pending. They range from $382,400 for a 458-square-foot studio to $1.28 million for a 1,430-square-foot, two-bedroom unit.
The complex initially was expected to open in April 2017, but the date has been pushed to the summer of 2017. The spokeswoman said delays in getting city permits are to blame.
Hewitt is the architect. Other team members listed on the website are Coughlin Porter Lundeen (structural and civil engineer), Jennie Gruss (interior design), Redfin Builder Services (residential broker), The Voyager Group (sales center design) and Caliber Home Loans (preferred lender). Last year, the DJC reported that Landau Associates, Bachman Consulting, Stateside Power, Ocean Park Mechanical and PanGeo were also involved with the project.
The old building was last used in 2001 for storing portable seats for the Kingdome.