Big Fremont pit to yield 29-unit addition (Fremont View Apartments)

There’s now a whole lot of hillside shoring in place at 519 N. Bowdoin Place, which will yield a fairly small 29-unit addition to the existing Fremont View Apartments. The latter are uphill from the actual shoring site on North 39th Street. (Update: The new project address is 520 N. 39th St.

Work began there in June, right after the construction permit was issued, following the master use permit in January. From 39th, the new building will rise eight stories — south of the old 16-unit duo. TD Excavating and Max Corp. are doing the earthwork for general contractor Stringham Custom Homes.

The team also includes Build, architect; Swenson Say Faget, structural; Red Barn Engineering, civil; Geotech Consultants; Karen Kiest Landscape Architects; Terracon, shoring; and Emerald Land Surveying.

No parking is planned for the new south building, which will total about 21,215 square feet, with a Mandatory Housing Affordability fee of about $303,000. (Update: Two units will be affordable to meet MHA requirements.) A bike room with 29 stalls is planned.

At grade, the addition will have a very compact footprint of about 2,000 square feet on 39th. Floor plates then increase a little in size as the structure rises. Units will range from studios to two-bedrooms, running from about 429 to 917 square feet.

Uphill to the north, there are 16 surface parking stalls. The longtime owner of the 1960s complex is also planning to add three units there. Thus, when the whole project is compete, it’ll have 48 units.

The project is owned by investor group Freeville LLC. All parties will be relieved to have the shoring done before the rainy season begins.


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