Photo by Brent Smith
Developers are using more amenities to attract young apartment renters in South Lake Union, such as this outdoor room atop The Martin designed by Robin Chell Design.
Incentive zoning: right sentiment, wrong tool
Most developers are choosing not to participate in Seattleís Incentive Zoning Program, suggesting that the fee structure does not create an incentive.
By ADA M. HEALEY
Vulcan Real Estate
Building in South Lake Union requires some finesse
Contractors face tight sites, traffic, a low water table, and competition for materials and labor from nearby projects.
By JIM CHARPENTIER and JEFF SEBENIK
Full steam ahead for apartments in South Lake Union
More than 5,710 residential units are planned for South Lake Union. Thatís roughly equal to all existing and planned units in Ballard and West Seattle combined.
By DYLAN SIMON
Amazon delivers a hot office market
The online retailer has more than 20 buildings and 5.3 million square feet of office space in either existing buildings or projects under construction.
By GREG INGLIN
Putting the wow factor in apartment design
Developers can distinguish their projects from the rest by telling a story or creating a sense of place in the project design.
By ROBIN CHELL and SCOTT SURDYKE
Robin Chell Design
South Lake Unionís past, present and future
The pace of evolution in SLU is so rapid that some worry whether the city will be able to keep up with infrastructure and housing demands.
By BLAINE WEBER
Bringing nature home in the city
The Wolff Co.ís apartment at Eighth and Republican has elements found in single-family houses.
By MIKE JOBES
The Miller Hull Partnership
South Lake Union 2014 team
Section editor: Benjamin Minnick
Section design: Jeffrey Miller
Web design: Lisa Lannigan
Advertising: Matt Brown
Alliance Flooring Services (www.allianceflooringservices.com)
Cadd Northwest, Inc. (www.caddnw.com)
Canyon River Ranch (www.canyonriverranch.net)
Colliers International (www.colliers.com/en-us/seattle)
Gray Lumber Company (www.graylumber.com)
Trash Transit (www.transtransit.com)
University Mechanical Contractors (www.umci.com)
Weber Thompson (www.weberthompson.com)
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