West Seattle development: Link crane leaving, and other updates

Thanks to Sharonn Meeks in Fairmount for noticing this morning that the big crane at the Triangle construction site for Link (38th south of Fauntleroy) appeared to be coming down – we went over to take a look (another crane is there to help dismantle it), then confirmed with Harbor PropertiesEmi McKittrick that’s indeed what’s happening, seven months after the crane’s arrival. We asked McKittrick for other project updates: Link is scheduled to open around the end of March, and will start pre-leasing apartments in January, she says. They have a letter of intent from vegetarian restaurant Chaco Canyon Café – remember the big reaction to word that Chaco Canyon was looking at Link? – and are negotiating with them. As for the two other retail spaces in Link, she says “a day-care provider” has signed up for one space and will make its announcement soon, while they’re still negotiating with a potential tenant for the third space. McKittrick tells WSB they’re also really excited about the plans for Link’s rooftop garden – they’re planning “urban agriculture” with an edible garden that’ll grow lettuce, carrots, and other types of produce that residents can “take care of, and harvest, and eat!” There’s more Link info online at linkapts.com.

7 Replies to "West Seattle development: Link crane leaving, and other updates"

  • JB September 8, 2010 (12:41 pm)

    Sure hope the “day-care provider” is offering it’s services at less than $2k/month. This city needs it badly!

    The idea of urban agriculture is great! Hope the tenants take it seriously. It’s a shame when those spaces get under utilized and under appreciated. Offer some space up to a local beekeeper and put some bees up there too!

  • Alki Area September 8, 2010 (12:44 pm)

    Speaking of “retail” under these big new developments…what ever happened to the Staples/OfficeMax that was going to go below QFC? I assume by now it’s official canceled, they haven’t done anything in over a year to that huge space, so I assume it’s back to square one to find someone. HEY! How about Hancock Fabrics? Since they got booted out of the now infamous “Hole Foods” project….

    • WSB September 8, 2010 (12:46 pm)

      AA, we’ve been meaning for a while to inquire about that. Will move it up the list!

  • Baba September 8, 2010 (1:55 pm)

    WSB, since we are on the subject, what is the schedule for “Orangina” apartments completion since that developer from Bellevue purchased it?

    • WSB September 8, 2010 (1:59 pm)

      That, we probably won’t know till equipment shows up. They don’t need to reapply for permits.

  • LB September 8, 2010 (2:15 pm)

    On the subject of “Orangina” apartments, I’ve noticed that some of the windows on the upper two floors have been open for a month or so. Any particular reason for that?

  • Baba September 8, 2010 (6:06 pm)

    @LB, probly hobos need some sun light and fresh air too…

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