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Latest Update on the Seattle Childrens Home Project

After the Design Review Board’s approval to proceed came through two months ago on the Seattle Childrens Home project, and additional changes were suggested, the developer responded recently with more updates.

On April 28th, CamWest/Toll Brothers provided these updates to the Land Use Review Committee (LURC) of the Queen Anne Community Council:

  • Reducing the number of townhome units by three, from 62 to 59 units.
  • Bringing some of the units back further from the street to allow for more open space.
  • Widening openings along the street.
  • Adding a street to divide the cluster of homes planned for the center area of the lot.

According to Andrew Miller of CamWest, “We pulled back and made some units smaller, [which gives] the separation the neighborhood wanted.” Some of the other updates to the plan have the additional benefit of “[bringing] in more light and air,” Miller said.

Not surprisingly – due to the ongoing controversy that this project has received – community members had additional requests and suggestions to CamWest’s updates. These included asking for architecture that would sufficiently blend into the neighborhood’s existing style, double handrails on the public easement hill climb, careful assessment of tree drip lines, and saving four elm trees existing on the property.

LURC Chair Marty Kaplan commented in appreciation for CamWest/Toll Bros. ongoing efforts to alleviate the neighbors’ concerns: “I really agree with the commitment you’ve made to keep advancing the plan,” he said. “It’s evident it keeps getting better.”

Now that these updates have been brought before LURC, CamWest will be submitting them for the Master Use Permit very soon – they told the Queen Anne News that they expect to submit the plan within 30 days. Next, they will have to wait on the city’s reply before they can respond, then apply for and schedule a Design Review Board meeting. CamWest’s representative, Miller, estimates that this DRB meeting will take place in late summer or early fall – August or September.

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More of the Same for June Queen Anne Home Sales

The amount of single family home sales in Queen Anne were exactly the same as in June of 2012 according to the NWMLS.  The difference being the homes sold faster and for a higher price as inventory continues to lag behind demand.  27 homes sold in June of 2013 in Queen Anne.  The median price was $720,000 and avg. price per sq. ft. was $317.  Compare that with a medan sale price in June, 2012 of $660,000 and an avg. per sq. ft. of $288. Likewise the avg. days on market in 2013 was 28 compared to 82 in 2012.  13 of the 27 2013 sales happened in 10 days or less and 18 of the 27 sold in 20 days or less. In 2012 16 of the 27 sold in 10 days or less and 19 of the 27 sold in 20 days or less.

Condo sales were much more brisk in June, 2013 compared to a year earlier, with 37 sales in 2013 as compared to 26 in 2012.  Median price in 2013 was $325,000 compared to $247,500 and avg. price per sq. ft was $$360 compared to $317.  Average days on market in 2013 was 47 compared to 57 days in 2012.

July will be interesting to see if there is any sign of a slow-down.

 

May Queen Anne Home Sales-Rising Values, Quick Sales, Low Inventory

Sensing a theme here?  Due to lower inventory the number of Queen Anne single family home sales in the month of May, 2013 (33) was lower than in May 2012 (41) but the price per sq. ft. was sgnificantly higher in 2013 ($325 to $290 in May 2012).  The proportion of quick sales also remained higher as 24 of the 33 May 2013  sales were less than 20 days and 20 of the 33 10 days or less as compared to 19 of the 41 in May 2012 being sold in 20 days or less and 13 of the 41 in 10 days or less.

Volume of condo sales remained higher in 2013 (35 compared to 26 sales in May, 2012) as did the price per sq. ft.  ($342 in 2013 to $320 in 2012).  Average days on market in 2013 was 41 compare to 88 in may, 2012.

All the above is according to the NWMLS.

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April Queen Anne Home Sales Show Rising Values, Shrinking Inventory

According to the NWMLS, 26 single family homes sold in Queen Anne for the month of April, 2013.  Of these 26 homes 21 sold in less than 20 days and 19 sold in less than 10 days.  The usual practice has been to place a property on the market and then have the seller “review offers on” a particular date, typically a week or so after the property was first placed on the market.  So it is increasingly rare to see a property sell in 1-5 days.  The average price per sq. ft. was $332 which reflects an increase of 7.5% over the $310 price per sq. ft. in April, 2012.   39 single family homes sold in April, 2012.  24 homes were sold in 20 days or less and 18 in a week or less.  Again, there was simply more inventory in 2012, thus an additional 50% in sales volume.

42 Condos sold in Queen Anne in April 2013 compared to 29 in April 2012.  Price per sq. ft. in 2013 was $365 compared to $282 in 2012.   Again the condo units sold quicker in 2013 with 30 out of 42 selling within 20 days and 26 of those selling within a week.  compare that with 11 of 29 selling in 20 days or less in 2012 and only 6 of 29 selling in a week or less. Inventory is not nearly as big an issue in the Queen Anne condo market compared to the single family market.

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