DEVELOPMENT: Long-stalled redevelopment site up for sale

Thanks for the tips! The long-stalled development site adjacent to Ephesus, with the same property owner, is up for sale. Listing price: $1.7 million, including the plans for the three-story mixed-use building that was in progress, and the foundation and underground garage that have already been poured. The site held a small commercial building – before demolition in 2012; its businesses included a quirky retail shop called Cavvy’s, and Rick’s Barber Shop (which in the ensuing years has had to move again because of redevelopment). Work started in 2016, but didn’t get beyond the concrete and a bit of framing. Our archives show the site described with addresses including 5247 and 5251 California; the previous permits were granted for 5247, but the real-estate listing identifies the site as 5249.

3 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Long-stalled redevelopment site up for sale"

  • helpermonkey July 9, 2020 (9:53 am)

    underground parking at a new development is the new pockets on women’s dresses. 

  • John July 9, 2020 (11:17 am)

    The building proposal, designed more than seven years ago, already holds up better than the typical new California Ave. mixed use construction.  I wonder if they had not already excavated, formed and poured the concrete of the million dollar subterranean garage and elevator system,  would they now choose to avoid such costly options?  

  • Betty July 9, 2020 (4:25 pm)

    I’m seeing a lot of development sites for sale in west seattle. Similar lot down the street has been on the market for months now. Ahh another horrible side effect of our bridge missing. 

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