Stoneway Village construction update

Have you seen that huge white crane in the “pit” this morning?  I did, and as I drove past I was struck by how many people were taking pictures.  It’s like a little fan club down there!  A big thanks goes out to readers Adam and John for sending some photos to us.  We’ve added them to the slideshow below, along with a few shots from the developers. If you’re reading this in e-mail, you’ll have to click to our web site to see the photos.  Here’s an update from Stoneway Village II, LLC.:

Stoneway Village is progressing, and we are gradually filling up the pit with foundation walls and slabs.  It’s come to our attention that the need for the temporary generator on N. 39th Street had not been communicated to the neighborhood, and we’re sorry for this oversight.  The generator is temporary due to the delay in getting Seattle City Light to hook up our power supply.

In the future, we’ve asked the contractor to send out a notice in advance of any disruption to N. 39th Street.  If you could supply your email addresses in the comments section below, we will add it to the list of direct notices that will be sent out.  Thank you for your patience.

We will have more details about construction progress and general information at the beginning of next month.  Stay tuned!


  • Chuck

    Has anyone else heard the rumor that Trader Joe’s is going in there?

  • Margaret

    It’s still just a rumor.

  • Ben

    You can count me among the “fan club” — so great to see the pit transforming into something more useful to the neighborhood. A daily pit visit has become a staple of my morning dog-walk route, and it’s been very interesting to see things take shape.

    Please add me to the list of “direct notices” and thanks for keeping the updates flowing, Margaret.

  • Gayle

    The crane has been up for a few days. I live up on Whitman and the other day my husband pointed out our window and said “Wow, look at that!” And this morning as I was walking down 40th to the bus stop I noticed a person walking out almost at the end of the long arm! I’m afraid of heights so just seeing someone out there freaked me out. And as I was waiting for the bus, I noticed one of the guys on the platform looking over the edge. That would give my stomach flip flops. I counted and they have to climb 9 ladders to get to the top!

  • Chris W.

    I say we (or neighbors living nearby) should name the crane, then throw it a Wallingford bon voyage party when it moves on!

  • Jen

    I’m interested in the TJ rumor. Where did you hear it?

  • Alexander

    I just inquired with a T.J. employee and there is no Traders Joe’s @ the Stone Way site as far as they know. Maybe a Whole Foods, Metropolitian Market, or….. it would be nice to have something to choose from besides QFC.

  • John

    Nice to (finally) see some progress! The crane will be there for awhile (at least a year); perhaps they’ll put Christmas lights on it.

    A Trader Joe’s would be terrific; don’t think we need another Whole Paycheck, fun stores though they are.

  • Janey

    TJ’s would be the best add I could imagine! Since QFC originally owned the property, I wasn’t expecting any sort of grocery presence there. I’ve been hoping for any other store for the past couple years. (Top Foods, Haggens, Met Market, etc.). I’m fine without a Whole Foods.

    Any news on the other big hole in the ground up by Green Lake?

  • Nancy

    Please notify me of traffic interruption. Thank you.

  • 9 Year Veteran

    Is anyone concerned yet about how this building is going to affect parking in the area? I happen to live almost next door and I am very concerned that the little parking we have had on the street will be comprimised (remember when Bastyr moved in down the street?).

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