Pick your passion: modern or vintage at Belroy Apartments

The Seattle Rental Group relocation team recently had a chance to tour the beautiful, nearly-completed Belroy Apartments up on Capitol Hill.

Slated for February 2013 move-ins, the Belroy has combined modernity with vintage Capitol Hill style by developing two unique yet complimentary buildings.

The original 1930s-era Belroy Apartments are being fully renovated with its historic Art Deco design aesthetic in mind, while additional surrounding structures are being built to feature more contemporary, urban apartment homes.

Lush landscaping will weave throughout the project, with a network of gardens for residents to enjoy.

The modern apartment homes have giant floor-to-ceiling windows, washers and dryers in the units, bamboo and tile flooring, and energy-saving appliances.  The vintage Belroy apartment homes will have bay windows, large closets, classic detailing and hardwoods.

Combined, the Belroy will offer 113 apartment homes – 51 in the modern building, and 62 in the vintage building.  Square footages range from 350 sq ft studios to 1200 sq ft townhomes (yes! townhomes!).

Some of the ground level homes will even have their own garden patio, while the upper floors in the tallest building (six stories) will have stunning views across Lake Union and the city.  Pets will be allowed in some units, and underground parking is being built.

Another added perk to life at Belroy? Deliciously awesome Spanish food will be right downstairs – Chico Madrid is slated to open its doors in Belroy’s commercial space around springtime.

Belroy’s currently pre-leasing, and we think they’ll fill up fast.

So which style fits your personality – modern or vintage?  Check out their website or Facebook page, or let us know if you’d like to visit them during your rental tour!

New Apartment Buildings for Capitol Hill & SLU!

As the relocation director at Seattle Rental Group, I am very excited with all the new apartments buildings coming on line in the Seattle area! We are currently suffering a low vacancy in the area and have a large number of new hires flooding our area. We have been working hard to find great new homes for our new Seattleites but it has been challenging! Yesterday I had the pleasure to meet with the property manager at Union on Dexter  Avenue and Coppins Well on Madison.

Coppins Well is opening their doors for move ins as early as next week! This building is in a great location, close to bus lines and highways and an easy walk to downtown and Capitol Hill. Being placed on the hill a number of their floors will offer views to new renters. They also offer a rooftop deck with a dog area for everyone’s enjoyment. A great selling point for their units is that they offer all hardwoods, no carpets here! Their prices for studios are in the $1400’s.

Union, also a Holland property, is planning on opening in October. Located on Dexter Ave North and a stone throw from Mercer it also offers a great location! Moments from Amazon, Google, Gates Foundation, highway 99 and I5 I’m sure it will lease up fast! This building will also offer a rooftop deck with a pet area including a pet wash. They will have a boutique gym with plenty of windows and towel service. This building will offer many floor plans and great amenities, they have started pre-leasing now.

These two buildings will be great addition to the Seattle rental community and we look forward to touring the building and seeing many more coming up.

A Look at The Cameo, Capitol Hill's Only Planned Condominium Project Right Now

The Cameo, a planned condominium community that is the twin of the Braeburn, is moving forward. This evening at 8:00 p.m. there is a meeting regarding the project with the Capitol Hill Design Review Board. Currently, the Cameo is the only condominium development planned for Capitol Hill.

The Cameo’s website outlines a commitment to creating an environmentally friendly living space that integrates seamlessly into the Capitol Hill neighborhood.The building will be constructed with recycled material and regional material as much as possible to reduce the building’s carbon footprint. It will also feature high efficiency lighting and elevators, increased thermal insulation and high performance glazing.

The Cameo is planned to have 60 residential units, including several live/work spaces. There will be studios, 1- & 2-bedroom condos and 2,100 square feet of retail space on the ground level. You can read more about the Cameo here.

What are your thoughts on the newest planned condo addition to Capitol Hill? Tell us through Facebook and Titter, or through the comments below!

Burgeoning Rental Market Drives Apartment Developments

2011 is predicted to be a big year for developers with over 20,000 apartment projects nationally, and even more in 2012 and 2013. This national increase in multi-family housing projects is reflected locally with several new apartment projects approved, under construction or nearing completion. Here is an update on some of the projects coming together in the Seattle area.

1222 East Madison: Developers Wallace Properties and Baylis Architects are beginning demolition to make room for a mixed-use building with 106 apartment units.

Capitol Hill Housing: Capitol Hill Housing begins construction in May on a 40-unit project at 12th & Jefferson.

19th & Madison LLC: Renewed permits and possibly construction beginning soon on a 131-unit mixed-use building at 19th & Madison.

Stone Way Village: A mixed-use building with 154 units at 40th & Stone Way begins construction this month.

Avalon Bay Communities: Avalon Bay Communities has purchased a development in the University District for a new apartment complex.

Plymouth Housing Group: Plans for an 84 unit project at John St & Pontius Ave in South Lake Union District.

Precinct Development: City of Seattle and Capitol Hill Housing are meeting to discuss the transformation of an East Precinct parking lot into a mixed-use development.

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