According to the Seattle PI post, Steve Orser with Wood Partners is quoted as saying, “We are thrilled that our initial project is in Wedgwood, a terrific neighborhood well-known for its excellent walkability and small-town feel…The area is very desirable and has seen steady growth since 2000, and we expect that to continue.” Wood Partners is “committed to developing a project that has a strong sense of connection to the community, including incorporating Wedgwood art into the project.”
The Wedgwood Land Use Committee has been trying to work constructively with Wood Partners to bring ground floor retail back to the project as it was originally proposed. However, to date the project still proposes only 7 live/work units and no retail space. We trust that Wood Partners will continue to pursue potential retail partners for the project.
In related news, the Wedgwood Action Group (WAG) has reactivated their blog today after a long hiatus. According to WAG, they will “chronicalize and monitor the developments at this location.”
Our thanks to WAG for their work with the previous owner’s (Murray Franklyn) and the strong agreement that they reached.