Monthly Archives: December 2011

More Apartments Coming to Queen Anne

Accoring to the Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce, Renton based Isola Capital Management is planning on constructing two 4 story apartment buildings in Queen Anne. One of the buildings will be located at 521 2nd Ave. W., which currently has a 5,000 sq. ft. structure occupied by the Queen Anne law firm of Eklund Rockey Stratton.  The building will be razed and the new structure will contain 33 apartments, 3 live-work units and 7 parking spaces.

The other building will be at 2556 14th Ave. W. with 28 apartments and 23 parking spaces.  The unts in both buildings will range from 450-665 sq. ft.  Caron Architecture is involved with the design of both structures.

This continues the trend of apartment projects in the city due in large part to anticipated demand from all of the new hires at Amazon and other local tech companies.  With the cost of buying so low right now with current interest rates it will be interesting to see if the term “overbuilt” comes into play in the near future.

Nordstrom Delivers to Queen Anne

Nordstrom is experimenting with same day delivery to several Seattle neighborhoods including Queen Anne.  If you order an item by noon and the item is in stock, Nordstrom will have it to your Queen Anne residence by 6 PM.  While there is no minimum purchase, the service does cost $10 which is not too bad when you figure parking at Pacific Place will likely cost $6.  The Nordstrom service, which is available 7 days a week, is also being tested in Bellevue and La Jolla, CA.

Christmas Ship To Visit Olympic Sculpture Park

It’s that magical time of year again in the Northwest and what better way to bring in the holiday season than the 62nd annual Christmas Ship Festival from Argosy Cruises.  The festival features the ever popular Christmas Ship decked out with décor, filled with music and brimming with holiday spirit.  The Christmas Ship sets sail on 25 nights this season and stops at many Puget Sound waterfront locations.  This Friday, December 9th the ship will depart from Pier 55 in Downtown Seattle at 7:00 pm and make its way to the Olympic Sculpture Park on Western Avenue in Belltown.  The ship will be there between 9:15 and 9:35 pm. Onboard the Christmas Ship, riders can enjoy chorus performances from The Dickens Carolers and a visit from Santa Clause.  You can also ride on one of the dinner cruise boats which trail behind the Christmas Ship.  On the dinner boat,  riders can experience all the sights and sounds of the night.  If you didn’t spring for a ticket this year, don’t worry because the Olympic Scultpure Park is a great place to simply watch the ceremony and see the ship with your family.  If you live in Queen Anne or other nearby neighborhoods, make sure to stop by.  It’s also a short trip for Queen Anne residents to see the Christmas Ship in the Parade Finale at Gas Works Park on December 23rd bewteen 9:45 and 10:05 pm.  If you would like to purchase tickets for a Christmas Ship cruise, see a full schedule of events or to find more information, please see the website. Ticket proceeds will benefit the Seattle Times Fund for The Needy.  Happy Holidays!