Today an old house at 509 1st Ave W, just across from the Uptown Safeway, was torn down and a reader caught the action on video and asked us what’s next for the lot. According to the Department of Planning and Development (DPD), the house will be replaced by a four-story building that’ll have 40 residential units, 3 live/work commercial spaces, and underground parking for 20 cars.
The original house was built in 1906 and sat on a 7,200 square foot lot. It was sold last November for $1.2 million.
The construction of the new mixed-use building is expected to last approximately 16 months.
Construction workers will park on-street until the completion of the parking garage, so expect parking and pedestrian impacts for at least the next year.