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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Vulcan Named as Finalist in Yesler Terrace Rebuild

Posted by on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 at 3:26 PM

From the Seattle Times:

The Seattle Housing Authority announced Tuesday it will partner with either Paul Allen real-estate firm Vulcan or Forest City Enterprises of Los Angeles on a proposed $300 million makeover of Yesler Terrace, a project unprecedented in scope and scale in the United States.

The housing authority solicited qualifications earlier this year for a master-development partner and three firms responded: Vulcan; Forest City; and Hunt Companies of El Paso, Texas. Hunt was eliminated from consideration as a finalist after the authority reviewed its expertise in mixed-income, mixed-use projects.

The Seattle Housing Authority is conducting interviews with the two finalists next month, with the hope of formalizing and signing a contract with its preferred choice next year.


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treacle 1
Oh god, I hope they don't do as good a job as they did with 2200 Whateveritis... the place that was roundly lambasted for shitty slap-dash design, and low construction standards.
Posted by treacle on November 20, 2012 at 3:47 PM · Report this

Are Section 8's going to want to live in housing units with names like "Rigel 8" and "Arcturus IV"?
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on November 20, 2012 at 4:44 PM · Report this
Get it? Because poor people are stupid, and knowing star names is for smart people!
Posted by Garth B on November 20, 2012 at 8:30 PM · Report this


Hey, my Section #8 apartment was called Sunrise Pointe and then they renamed it to Somerset Apartments. In between it was something like Country Greens. It just seems like the modus operandi is "Olde English".

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on November 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM · Report this

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