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That rooftop restaurant sounds exciting. I hope The Stranger keeps an eye on it and sends Bethany there the minute it opens.

Posted by NaFun | April 22, 2008 3:28 PM

I like the First Things First design, considering the zoning limits and impact on views.

The Second Thing ... it's still too short, but a nice implementation considering what's there.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 22, 2008 4:20 PM

15th Ave NE apartments will be next to the Executive Estates complex, which always gets a chuckle from me when I bike past. Guess it's for those high-powered execs who golf at the Jackson Park Golf Course and eat at the taco truck across 145th.

Posted by Greg Barnes | April 22, 2008 4:24 PM

Much as I like Dominic, everytime I read "This Week in Property Development" about the latest luxury high-rises, I have to wonder if The Strangers' target demographic hasn't shifted, some.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 22, 2008 5:00 PM

@4 - no, it's just the Weekly lost it's readership and the daily papers stopped covering local news.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 22, 2008 5:19 PM

I believe the developers at 2nd and Virginia called killed the project. So those two towers behind 1st and Stewart are out.

Thank god they fixed Bakhita Gardens. It looked truly awful before.

Posted by Cale | April 22, 2008 6:49 PM

Yeah like Dominic has this pile of low income housing announcements he's tossed aside because he's he can't tear himself away from his first love, bigass palaces and the rich folk that build them.

Posted by elenchos | April 22, 2008 7:16 PM

@ 4 & 7) Surely, you jest. I've been indiscriminately covering EVERY design review in the city.

In this post, the second project is transitional housing for homeless women--the opposite of luxury high-rises for the wealthy. Let's see, then we have apartments in prestigious Lake City Way and another on the border of Shoreline. We also have apartments and hotel on an empty lot downtown. Then there are duplexes in the Rainier Valley. Where are the palaces for rich people, again? Where are the low-income projects I'm ignoring?

Posted by Dominic Holden | April 23, 2008 12:18 AM

The new development at 15th and 145th will be right behind the liquor store. Convenient, eh?

Posted by Greg | April 23, 2008 8:58 AM

I enjoy having the design review synopsis here on Slog. They're one of my favoite things to read on here. That and the Hillary-bashing, of course.

Posted by Justin J | April 23, 2008 1:11 PM

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