DEVELOPMENT: Grand opening this weekend for Upton Flats in High Point

(WSB photo, added Friday)

Two months after we last checked on Upton Flats – the mixed-use development at 35th SW/SW Graham in High Point – its management has announced a “grand opening” event for this weekend. They’re inviting people to stop by for a look at the ~100-apartment complex Saturday or Sunday, 10 am-5 pm, and they’re promising beer and snacks. No confirmed tenants yet for the retail space, though; as we’ve reported previously, Seattle Housing Authority offices will occupy about 80 percent of the complex’s commercial space.

14 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Grand opening this weekend for Upton Flats in High Point"

  • Trickycoolj November 29, 2018 (11:40 pm)

    “We are within walking distance of casual eateries, funky shops and bars and a thriving art scene.”Huh.  Pizza Hut, Walgreens, sketchy mini mart, and U-Haul? Gotta love Real Estate exaggerations! 😂

    • West Seattle Coug November 30, 2018 (5:23 am)

      They must be talking about a stroll down to the Morgan Junction… that’s the only thing close to what was described!

      • Sarchka November 30, 2018 (9:45 am)

        Don’t forget convenient Food Bank access!

    • Rick November 30, 2018 (9:15 am)

      It’s only semantics.

  • Erin98126 November 30, 2018 (8:39 am)

    EIGHTY PERCENT for SHA? Boo. I was hoping for more retail shops and businesses like the California Ave developments have been getting.

  • Sarah November 30, 2018 (9:44 am)

    If they wanted to actually feature “casual eateries, funky shops and bars and a thriving art scene”  within walking distance they should have allowed more commercial non SHA tenants in the development.  

  • Neighbor November 30, 2018 (9:48 am)

    The rents listed on the website are really only slightly less than say capitol hill prices.  I’m wondering how they will do / what move in bonuses they’re going to have to offer.That said the new building looks really nice, and I’m excited to see it completed!

    • Keven Ruf November 30, 2018 (11:53 am)

      You might want to check Zillow on that.  West Seattle apartments available are 500-600 more per month than what is available here.

  • Peter November 30, 2018 (9:49 am)

    35th Ave is desprately in need of more retail, restaurants, and services. Using all of this as office space is a huge missed opportunity for my neighborhood.

    • Ice November 30, 2018 (1:34 pm)

      I had that same attitude when I heard that most of the space will be for Seattle housing authority, but I bet as this apartment complex and the surrounding townhomes fill up we will start seeing a lot more stuff pop up around our neighborhood. There is already that Thai food truck and I am sure lots businesses will be following suit.

  • skeeter November 30, 2018 (12:43 pm)

    Ah, the promise of retail at Highpoint.  When we bought in 2007 we were so excited to be able to walk to a store or shops or whatever.  Now we get apartments and office space instead.  Such a huge letdown.  I hope there is at least a tiny space set aside for a private business that could be a gathering place for the community to enjoy a beer. 

    • WSB November 30, 2018 (2:47 pm)

      We’ve reported/discussed that in previous stories, most recently the one linked in the first line. That’s where the 80/20 split comes from.

  • Joseph December 10, 2018 (2:38 pm)

    I agree with several other commenters — this should be 20% for SHA and 80% commercial!  One of the biggest deficiencies in High Point is the lack of truly near by shops and restaurants.  

  • Virginia December 11, 2018 (2:20 pm)

    80% SHA? :( I have been driving buy everyday eagerly awaiting to see what businesses will be going in. This is incredibly disheartening. ESPECIALLY as they described the local of the Uptown Flats with eateries, art, etc. Talk about false advertising. ;( Dangerous gas station, Walgreen’s and Uhaul-that is what we have to offer. ;( So disappointed!!!! All that construction and loss of beautiful trees for nothing. 

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