523 Broadway Ave. E.
Developer: Essex Broadway LLC
Architect: Matt Driscoll*
Broadway’s going beige and soon to be renamed Belltown Hill.
Here’s one side of the new condos across the street from Brix, and what we have to look forward to in the future.
Yes, something needed to be built on the lot, but why for the LOVE OF GOD is it so ugly?
Must buildings get uglier as they get taller? The bottom is a basic brick and then comes the super chintzy siding in a hodgepodge of colors.
What would happen if it were even taller, each section uglier?
Year round plastic sheeting on the top floors?
Bud billboards, nail salons, LED reader boards?
I know! I know! Condo ads!
Much like the sad mobile ads on Broadway for some Columbia City condo gem. The only way to make a mobile business good, is to sell something delicious that fits through the window (not condos).
*”If you’re worried that Capitol Hill will become the next Belltown, fear not, Driscoll Architects are on the job.”