Three Alki Ave updates: Pegasus, Pioneer, Shoremont

pegasussign.jpgWondering when Pegasus is going to move into its new location next door (former Coyotes, Chez Million, Lighthouse, Point)? At last night’s Statue of Liberty Plaza Project party, the announcement was “within the next couple of weeks.”

Wondering when Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co. is going to open in its new spot east of Slices? Thanks to Rod for forwarding an e-mail exchange he had with its operators, who told him they are currently hoping to be open in early March. (The new location also is finally listed on the Pioneer website.)

shoremontdoomed1.jpgNow a followup on our report yesterday morning about new owners for the old Shoremont Apartments on Alki – The firm to which we traced the purchasers, Pb Elemental, has e-mailed back to say, yes, it’s them, and here’s a few words about its plans (they’re promising more info and renderings shortly):

We have recently acquired the Shoremont apartments and the Mediterranean home next door (to remain). We are planning and permitting a six unit project featuring private roof decks and modern details. These new homes will be built green certified (4-5 star), featuring similar green products as our South Park lofts. (green roofs, rainwater collection, radiant heat, solar arrays). The existing building will be recycled as much as possible. We look forward to our first project in the Alki neighborhood and will ensure it is consistent with our design and quality.

The South Park lofts mentioned in that note are featured on the Pb home page.

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9 Replies to "Three Alki Ave updates: Pegasus, Pioneer, Shoremont"

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    grr February 12, 2008 (10:47 am)

    interesting..looking at the Pb website..there certainly is a ‘theme’ to their designs. Maybe they need to buy a protractor that has something OTHER than 90 degree angles and squares :)

    —that being said..I like the designs, and the ‘green’ aspects of what they do. How that ‘Big Square’ comcept thing will fit into Alki is a point to ponder..

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    grr February 12, 2008 (10:48 am)

    and really..would it HURT to put some eaves/overhang on a building?

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    grr February 12, 2008 (10:59 am)

    http://www.elementalarchitecture.com/projects/single/BAKER/index.html

    ok..now I REALLY like these designs…tho..the concrete floors might be cold :)

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    jai February 12, 2008 (11:00 am)

    Cle Elum and Alki. An odd pairing.

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    Cami February 12, 2008 (11:01 am)

    This is great news and thanks for following up the story. The DPD left me hanging months ago with a “PR” person will contact you. Yeah, right. I think removing COBB from the project is a huge plus for the neighborhood.

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    Dawson February 12, 2008 (12:43 pm)

    Great that they are green, but if they really wanted to maximize the greeness of the project they’d rehabilitate the building and not tear it down to be replaced with something new. With that said, they have some nice designs, just sad to lose some of the funkiness of Alki.

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    westseattleite February 12, 2008 (1:25 pm)

    I agree with Dawson. I prefer the historic character of the building that is already there.

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    grr February 12, 2008 (5:49 pm)

    no reason why the new folks can’t design that ‘character’ into a new, structurally sound building. Hope they do just that.

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    Dawson February 12, 2008 (6:37 pm)

    grr, you’re assuming the structure is not sound. That is probably not the case. I’m assuming it is, which also may not be the case. But given its tennant activity I doubt it falls into the former. Green building doesn’t have to involve tearing down an existing building just to impose one’s design on an area. But chances are it will be replaced with something noteworthy if the designer’s website is any indication. With a firm that uses the periodic symbol for lead, I’m hoping for something truly original.

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