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Mercer Street and I-5: Closures, Noise and More!

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Over 80,000 vehicles use Mercer Street daily. In planning its massive renovation plan, the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) and its partners determined that nighttime and weekend work was necessary to keep the project on time while minimizing public impact.  SDOT recently filed a Major Public Project Construction Variance (MPPCV) allowing them to work during those hours as well.  Currently being planned:

 Mercer Street lane closures on weekdays:

  • No lane closures allowed from 6 – 9 am, and from 3 – 6 pm
  • Single lane closures may be allowed from 5 – 6 am, 9 am – 3 pm, and  6- 7 pm
  • Weekday multiple lane closures may be allowed from 7 pm to 5 am

 Mercer Street lane closures on weekdays/holidays:

  • No lane closures allowed from 2 – 6 pm.
  • Single lane closures may be allowed from 6 pm – 2 pm the following day
  • Multiple lane closures will be allowed from 7 pm – 1 am

 Interstate 5 ramp entrance and exit ramp to and from Mercer St closures as follows:

  • Sunday to Thursday from 11 pm – 5 am
  • From Friday at 11 pm to Monday at 5 am

 Timing will be adjusted due to special events like Bumbershoot, the Seafair Torchlight Parade, and victory celebrations for the Seattle Storm. 

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Nighttime noise- limiting measures:

  • All trucks performing export haul shall have rubber bed liners.
  • All backup warning devices shall be either broadband or a live backup observer.
  • Hospital grade mufflers and silencers on all diesel powered equipment.
  • Lighting and equipment such as generators, air compressors, etc. shall be directed away from oncoming traffic and buildings, and have mitigation shields if necessary.
  • Radios will be used for all long-range communication.
  • Any material or debris on the pavement shall be removed by hand or by sweeping. No scraping type of equipment or activity will be used to clean pavement surfaces.
  • Moveable local noise barriers 10 – 12 feet in height, plus noise curtains will be put in place.

SDOT outreach staff will ensure the public is kept aware of any changes affecting nighttime noise levels, and that all inquiries and complaints are responded to.  A Construction Hotline has been set up and will run 24/7 as a single point of contact, and that number is 206-419-5818. This SDOT link on the Mercer project carries a lot of information including timelines, maps and construction details.

Expected Results of Lumen Auction July 11th

We know it’s old news, but everybody is talking about the auction at Lumen on July 11th.  We’re probably the last to post about it, but just in case you haven’t heard…

Based on Matt’s post about the auction results at Queen Anne High School, Lumen should do well considering the hype that seems to be getting around.  Their HOA dues are significantly higher than most other condo projects, but Ben explains why in a comment left in his post about the event.  Lumen is a unique property, and after the completion of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, it will be across the street from FOUR Seattle landmarks (B&M Gates Foundation, Seattle Center, Space Needle, & EMP–not to mention PNB, Intiman, IMAX and the Science Center).  In addition, the address offers a QFC grocery store at street level, easy access to I-5 (not so easy during rush hour), and a hop, skip and a  jump away from  South Lake Union.

At any rate, if you’re planning on going, make sure you Register.

Icon Tower – 600 Wall St., Seattle, WA 98121

Status: Postponed
Neighborhood: Belltown

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DESCRIPTION

6th and Wall is a 290′ tall, glassy, slender and carefully sculpted high-rise residential tower located near Seattle Center in the Denny Triangle. Hip and cool, this modern and elegant tower will sit on a triangular site that the project has all to itself. A mix of unit types will accommodate a diverse range of buyers in more affordable price points. Retail at the base of the tower activates the public realm, while common amenity spaces help create a sense of community among the homeowners.

ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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ENSO – 820 Blanchard St., Seattle, WA 98121

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Address: 820 Blanchard St., Seattle, WA 98121
Neighborhood: Denny Triangle

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DESCRIPTION

ENSO is a more commercial environment and different than many other developments in the Denny Triangle area (there are two distinct entrances… the residential lobby is entered off of Blanchard and the Commercial Lobby is entered off Westlake). This Vulcan community is comprised of a 19-story residential tower and adjoining 16 floor commercial building. Sellen Construction has developed ENSO community directly across the street from 2200 Westlake’s Whole Foods only steps away from the street car. The concrete and steel building is LEED certified featuring energy efficient heat and cooling pumps from water that is heated and cooled by the association via a central system, dual-flush Toto Aquia toilets, low-flow Kohler shower heads and concrete countertops. Designed by Callison Architects and Interior Designers, German cabinetry by Eggersmann, local artisan concrete countertops, sandblasted glass tile backsplashes and Bosch stainless steel appliances are featured in all 135 kitchens (top three floors have optional Miele Appliances). Each home also has Lunada Bay hand poured tile, Eggersmann cabinetry, floating vanity, built in linen closets (remove) ability to upgrade to california closets and the choice of a large shower or huge soaking tub in each bathroom.

PICTURES

Living Model Exterior Fireplace

Lounge Fitness Patio

Bath Kitchen Model Bathroom Model

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BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 2009
  • Number of Units: 135
  • Number of Stories: 19
  • Exterior: Cement/Concrete, Metal/Vinyl
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: Subj to Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Central Hot Water, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Community Room, Disabled Access, Elevator, Exercise Room, Fire Sprinklers, Game/Rec Rm, Guest Suite, Lobby Entrance, Lounge Areas, Rooftop Terrace

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • Autosport Seattle
  • City Limits DVD
  • Ducky’s Office Furniture
  • Elephant Car Wash
  • Glenn Richards
  • Hurricane Cafe
  • Jones Soda Seattle
  • KEXP 90.3 FM
  • Laadla Cuisine of India
  • Seattle Wine Storage
  • Subway
  • Whole Foods Market

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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Lumen – 501 Roy Street, Seattle, WA 98109

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Address: 501 Roy St., Seattle, WA 98109
Neighborhood: Queen Anne

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DESCRIPTION

A couple of Lumen’s best features is it’s soaring floor to ceiling windows of up to 20 feet and luminescent exterior walls. Developed by Landstar Real Estate, LLC, Lumen has also been constructed to maximize space with movable interior wall systems and in-line kitchens by award-winning architect David Hewitt of Hewitt Architects and interior designer Garret Cord Werner. Units consist of flats, lofts and townhomes that were originally priced from the mid $200′s to over $1 million. Amenities include a Sky Lounge that boasts “dramatic city views” with lunge space, catering kitchen and private screening room with seating for 12. The Sky Club features a bar, billiard and gaming tables, video and music system. The landscaped interior courtyard features Tivioli lighting, BBQ, fire pit and city views including the Space Needle located just a block away. Near restaurants, entertainment, Seattle Center and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

PICTURES

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Bath Courtyard Bed

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BUILDING DATA

  • Year Built: 2007
  • Number of Units: 98
  • Number of Stories: 4
  • Exterior: Cement/Concrete, Metal/Vinyl, Glass
  • Parking: Common Garage
  • Pets: Subj to Restrictions
  • H/O Dues Included: Cable TV, Central Hot Water, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
  • Common Property Features & Amenities: Cable TV, Concierge, Disabled Access, Elevator, Fire Sprinklers, Game/Rec Room, Guest Suite, Lobby Entrance, Security Gate, Private Screening Room, Interior Courtyard, Zipcar

NEIGHBORHOOD BUSINESS

  • 7-Eleven
  • Hampton Inn
  • Horizon Church
  • Intiman Theatre Playhouse
  • Jewel Alterations & Cleaners
  • Pacific NW Ballet
  • PhotoVelocity Image Studio
  • Seattle Repertory Theatre
  • Sushi Land

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ADDITIONAL OPINIONS & REVIEWS

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*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.