West Water, the website

For everyone who just couldn’t wait to find out more about this suddenly much-advertised condo conversion south of Morgan Junctionthe website is now up. (As are [illegal] sandwich-board signs all along southbound 99 going at least as far back as the Battery Street Tunnel.) If you’ve got some time to kill, take a look at the site and (a) find the errors and (b) tell us if you recognize the coffee shop on the “contact” page.

29 Replies to "West Water, the website"

  • Pete October 30, 2007 (10:31 pm)

    Sorry but it’s just not desireable to look for errors on a site from an LLC with such profitable, performance.

    And the coffee shop in question is clearly Hotwire. Duh.

  • Bonnie October 30, 2007 (10:39 pm)

    Well, I’m not good at spotting errors and I don’t frequent many coffee shops but they try to market it like it is an Alki area condo. It’s closer to Lincoln Park. I live on that side of West Seattle and I know for a fact that it takes a good 10 minutes to get to Alki from there.

    I know which apartments (er..condos) they are talking about and I wouldn’t want to live there.

  • Jan October 30, 2007 (11:09 pm)

    just got home from Magnolia…and saw the west water signs along 99 south…so who do we complain to about this? I’m suprised that they didn’t put some on the shoulder of the West SEattle Bridge…geez…

  • WSB October 30, 2007 (11:16 pm)

    Pete, profit is great; maybe they can spend a few $ on a proofreader. Particularly considering that the site declares elsewhere that “no detail is too small or unimportant.” As for the coffee shop — what angle in Hotwire could that possibly be? Hotwire is a very cozy space. The only place three people can sit side by side is at the computers, and if you were looking out from behind the preparation counter, you would be looking out the door. We’re sincerely curious about where that was taken.

  • Pete October 31, 2007 (5:43 am)

    Actually I’m betting the picture is from iStockphoto or a similar outfit…

  • evan October 31, 2007 (7:17 am)

    I think it’s pretty bad when the most prominent bit of text on their site is “Seattle’s most stunning front entrance courtyard!” We’re not going to say anything about the units themselves, since the whole conversion from apartments to “luxury condos” took all of two weeks! On one hand, I don’t think the price on the one bedrooms is that bad, I was expecting them to start closer to 300, on the other hand, I know they had to have done a crappy job and cut a lot of corners and they seem like the worst kind of developers out there.

  • Karen October 31, 2007 (7:34 am)

    Could it be Coffee to a Tea?

  • Sarah October 31, 2007 (8:20 am)

    WSB… I’m nearly positive Pete was being facetious. :) “…profitable, performance” is clearly not grammatically correct. Actually, superfluous and incorrectly placed commas are one of my biggest pet peeves, and it seems like I see them more and more!

  • Huindekmi October 31, 2007 (8:22 am)

    I love the way that they spell “desirable” two different ways on the same page. Even better are some of the interesting sentence structures. Someone needs to read “Eats, Shoots and Leaves”.
    One of the best: “More Value, Less Price and Views.” OK. That might be accurate. The website shows all sorts of fantastic views from Alki and such, but this condo is located nowhere near any of the views they show. So, they probably intended to say “less views”.
    You’re right. No detail is too small or unimportant!

  • m October 31, 2007 (8:30 am)

    I live near this building and the whole conversion process seemed pretty quick to me. I would be wary of buying one of those units, especially with such aggressive and misleading advertising. Where were those pictures taken from? Alki, Admiral, and a helicopter, not from the building. And WSB is right, they should spent some dollars to proofread their website. People do notice those errors.

  • Shawn October 31, 2007 (9:10 am)

    Is it just me, or does anyone else read the name as “Waste Water” at first glance?

  • Dolly October 31, 2007 (9:17 am)

    I can’t get the site to open again. Opened fine the first time, now gets stuck on the load page.

    Could just be my browser being bad though.

  • Al October 31, 2007 (9:50 am)

    Those dang small signs are still all along Fauntleroy. If they were in front of my home I wouldn’t want them there…

  • Christopher Boffoli October 31, 2007 (9:59 am)

    I love how condo developers think that if they put in slab granite countertops then potential buyers will ignore vast expanses of acrylic wall-to-wall carpeting and a lobby decor that is reminiscent of 90210’s Peach Pit After Dark. Who is “designing” these places and where are they getting such a steady supply of fifteen year-old design magazines? That’s what I want to know.

  • flipjack October 31, 2007 (10:10 am)

    Waste Water

  • villagegreen October 31, 2007 (10:16 am)

    Dolly, the same thing happened to me. Tried to open the site a second time and it gets stuck loading the Flash. This ‘detail’ must not be important to them.

  • Sage October 31, 2007 (10:26 am)

    @Christopher Boffoli:

    Personally, I’d love to see a Peach Pit After Dark open in West Seattle — or at least a Regal Beagle. We could use the nightlife.

  • Jan October 31, 2007 (10:50 am)

    Shawn..Waste Water was the first thing I thought when I read WSB’s original post a bout this conversion. I’m sure they paid someone big bucks to think up that name…probably gave him a desk with a “view”, too…lol…

  • Todd in Wastewood October 31, 2007 (11:39 am)

    Ha! Wastewater. thats funny. Just like the condos in Ballard called Canal Station, well just remove the “c” on canal…

  • JW October 31, 2007 (11:49 am)

    Don’t you think the On The Corner bar down at Fauntleroy and California could turn into the Regal Beagle with very little effort? It’s even stumbling distance from the West Water. If Jack, Crissy and Janet were there, I’d hang out there too.

  • Mike Dady October 31, 2007 (12:26 pm)

    I am certainly no grammar or zpelling expert; so when I read through the various Real Estate listings on the MLS and am able to spot mistakes in spelling galore I have to wonder who is writing this stuff.

  • Brian October 31, 2007 (10:51 pm)

    Hmm. We used to live there back when they were just apartments. That was about 3 years ago. It was a nice quiet building. We liked it until they wrapped the whole thing in bubble wrap for like 3 months to redo the siding and, I believe, the roof. It could be that they’ve been doing a lot over the recent years and that’s why the ‘conversion’ only took 2 weeks. Or maybe not. I remember they had a problem with water leaking into the garage. Also we had a rash of auto break-ins even though the garage was locked and had cameras.

    At first glance I want to say the coffee shop is Cafe Ladro, almost directly across the street but I’m not to sure.

    I too had a problem opening the web site the second time around. I cleared my browsers cache/history/cookies and it opened fine again.

  • Sue November 1, 2007 (9:26 am)

    I saw one of their sandwich board signs today at 1st & Seneca when my bus came off the viaduct.
    You know, after being involved in the conversion over at West Ridge Park, I’d be skeptical of any conversion. It’s like putting lipstick on a pig.

  • JumboJim November 1, 2007 (10:10 am)

    What amazes me is that their photographer got a skin shot at Alki. Must have been an old photo. I don’t think we had any of those days this last summer. Apparently some kids did try to take their shirts off sometime in July but they all ended up in Harborview’s trauma unit with hypothermia.

  • Lorraine November 4, 2007 (4:04 pm)

    What amazes me even more, is that all of you waste your time looking for errors on a website…give me a break! I don’t even enjoy reading the West Seattle Blog anymore because you all are so critical and negative. I will admit that this developer is a little over-the-top with their marketing efforts but it is working. And for all of you that are hating on the Condo Conversions must be renters because most homeowners love it because it increases the value of their homes/condos! These conversions are also affordable for first time home buyers. Plus, I wouldn’t judge them for wanting to capitalize on West Seattle’s greatest beaches! I live in Gatewood and go to Alki and the Junction all the time…it’s West Seattle at its best!

    If you can’t anything nice, don’t say it at all!

  • jump November 5, 2007 (8:54 am)

    This development has A-board signs (including one in my neighbors’ yard), signs on posts, signs stapled to every telephone pole. What an eyesore. I’ve started tearing them down, tipping them over and throwing them away whenever I pass, and I encourage others to do the same. This is our neighborhood, and we want it neat, clean and (when possible) advertisement-free.

  • Anti-jump November 8, 2007 (9:25 am)

    I agree with jump, we want a neat and clean neighborhood, so DON’T THROW THE TORN SIGNS ANYWHERE YOU WANT AND RUIN THE NEIGHBORHOOD!

  • jump November 8, 2007 (12:31 pm)

    Anti-jump, I didn’t say that I throw the signs anywhere I want, and I certainly didn’t ask others to. I go walking with my kids, tear the signs down and put them in the bottom of my stroller, and then put them in my garbage can at home. Unfortunately, they’re all plastic or laminated, so I can’t put them in recycling. I can’t put the A-board signs in my garbage or carry them around, so I do tip those over where they were placed by the developer. Please read more carefully before you yell at someone.

  • Ryan November 14, 2007 (12:59 pm)

    I am simply appalled. I live about a ½ mile south of Waste Water and routinely drive past it on my way home from work. They’ve outdone themselves this time – did anyone catch the LA-movie-premier’esque light show last night? They placed a rotating 4-beam spotlight machine in front of the building. Is that really going to help sell the place? I’ve only been in West Seattle for 2 years, but I’m fairly certain this isn’t in keeping with the West Seattle way. The developers spent 3 months giving an average apartment complex a “face lift” and are calling it one of the premier housing opportunities in the city. I frankly think it’s an eyesore and fear it could be the first of many “innovative” housing developments popping up around our town. And I’d love to know what this means – “Stainless steel gas BBQ grill, gazebo picnic are chaise lounges and bistro tables make the slate floored courtyard ideal for entertaining.”

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