Friday, July 31, 2015

SEU Reduced to Rubble


Demolition of the former SEU campus building at 6th and I streets is complete. All that is left of the building is a pile of rubble, which continues to be cleared away from the site. Eventually, the site will be developed as The Bard (pending PUD approval), a mixed use project with back of house operations for The Shakespeare Theatre (STC), 34 artists housing units, and 143 apartments (a portion will be set aside as affordable housing under Inclusionary Zoning) to be built by Erkiletian. The development team for the project is stepping up their PR efforts with social media, direct mailings, and a petition to city officials.


Rendering courtesy of STC

4 comments:

AMK said...

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ike said...

This article gives the misimpression that approval of the development is all but a “done deal” and seriously understates community opposition. First, the site is still zoned R-3, which allows only for single family homes, a church or a school. The Southwest Neighborhood Plan, unanimously adopted by the City Council just two weeks ago, explicitly declined Shakespeare’s request to recommend a zoning change for the plot. Second, the strong community opposition to the proposed development has been reflected in many community meetings, such as the June 30 meeting at Westminster Church at which every speaker opposed the development. Instead of addressing serious community concerns, Shakespeare Theater Company has launched a high-priced public relations campaign that is misleadingly suggesting that support for Shakespeare Theater’s artistic programs equates to support for a ten-story tower. It does not.

SWill said...

The post links to a more lengthy post written earlier in July which describes the nature of June 30 meeting with the community.

David Velasco said...

Anyone ha an update with the Shakespeare theater project? I hope they can go over the huddles and start construction soon. It would be great for the neighborhood to have the Theater here