Monthly Archives: August 2011

Plans Submitted for Assisted Living Facility in Queen Anne

According to the Daily Journal of Commerce, plans have been submitted for a 48 unit Assisted Living Facility at 223 W. Galer Street.  The development site currently houses a warehouse/office and a service garage. F.R. Backer is listed as the financially responsible party. Interesting that the entity submitting the plans has the same address, according to DJC, as Aegis living.  An early design guidance meeting with the city is slated for 8:00 P.M. at the Queen Anne Community Center, 1901 1st Ave. W.

Mercer Ramp Closure This Weekend Cancelled

SDOT announced that the Mercer Ramp to I-5 closure slated for this weekend has been cancelled.  The cancellation is due to the large number of events nearby this weekend which are expected to draw large crowds.  This will probably add another weekend closure in October in pursuit of the Mercer Corridor Project.  The next slated closing of the ramps is set September 9-12.

Happy Hour on the Hill This Weekend

This weekend marks the 2nd Annual Happy Hour on the Hill event in Queen Anne, Seattle, sponsored by FOLKpark and the Queen Anne Chamber of Commerce.  A $15 ticket for specials at 14 local restaurants, like Zaw Pizza and Top Pot Donuts, can be purchased at different spots around town including the Queen Anne Farmer’s Market and Metropolitan Market.  Proceeds from the event will benefit FOLKPark who work to enhance lower Kinnear Park.  Take advantage of the great weather and enjoy some good eats for a great cause on Saturday, August 27th from 4-7 pm.  For more information, please visit the official event page.

July Queen Anne Sales down slightly from 2010

48 Units were sold in Queen Anne in July, 2011 according to the Northwest MLS.  The breakdown between single family homes and condos is 29-19.  This figure is down slightly from July , 2010 when 50 units were sold.  Price per squre foot continues to lag significantly behing 2010 levels with the average single family dwelling in 2011 selling for $283 per sq. ft. compard to $306 in 2010.  Condos sold for an average of $294 per sq. ft. in 2011 compared to $364 in 2010.  This fall should be interesting because we will have cleared from the impact of the homebuyer tax credit so we can perhaps compare  apples to apples!