None of those imposing buildings being built all along the Pike/Pine are slated to be condos. Not any of them. All rental apartments. So many rental apartments.
Until now, that is. This was made utterly official with the opening of the Luma sales office Saturday, located at 907 East Pike Street, just east of Broadway. We have been just waiting.
Luma itself will be built at Boylston and Seneca on adjacent First Hill, is actually well underway. I took a walk all around it today and peered in through the construction fencing. Already the hole is dug deep. I noted that Luma at 24 stories will not rise as high as venerable First Hill Plaza, its 33-story condominium neighbor to the south. Still it will be impressive at its perfectly located site. Building completion is estimated as Summer 2016. Contracts on it not accepted until June 1st.
Prices will begin at $350,000 for a 602 square foot one bedroom and go up past $1,000,000. The Seattle PI nicely sums up the not quite priced assortment here. But stopping in at the sales center is best because you can check out the finishes, see a fully built-out kitchen, and play with the cool interactive displays. Also, meet Julie McAvoy and Larry Ahrens, sales director and associate respectively. They are believers and it is infectious. It’s easy to predict that the Seattle market will enthusiastically embrace this timely project.