Development: Construction underway on Alexan Shoreline

Monday, May 27, 2019

Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Construction has begun on the Alexan Shoreline on the triangle formed by Westminster Way, Aurora, and Shoreline Place.

The apartment complex begun as Potala Place under Bellevue developer Lobsang Dargey. When he was convicted of scamming hundreds of investors out of tens of millions of dollars for projects from Everett to Belltown, he was charged and his properties seized to pay his debts.

This road was open for a short time after it was
closed in the other direction.
Photo by Steven H. Robinson

Ownership of the Potala went to the financial institution that had funded the project, then was sold to Trammell Crow and ended up as part of the Alexan family of real estate development.

The new owners made only minor design changes and allowed the permitting process to continue.

Aurora to the left. 155th Blue Bridge top left.
Shoreline Place to the right

Now construction has begun on the site. The road between the site and Shoreline Place has been closed in both directions for the duration. The site originally had several standalone businesses, most notably Dairy Queen. 

The architect's drawing took some artistic license in
depicting the roads around the project

Alexan Shoreline will have two 5-story buildings with 330 units. A two story parking garage will have 302 spaces for vehicles and 199 bike parking spaces. A common courtyard is between the buildings. 2,524 square feet is available for retail.


T-CA May 27, 2019 at 5:15 PM  

Just what we need more of in Shoreline....

Anonymous,  May 28, 2019 at 6:28 PM  

Shoreline is certainly getting a lot of apartment projects. With the projects already completed along with those under construction or permitting, should change the character of Shoreline. Hopefully, for the good!

diforbes April 10, 2020 at 5:49 PM  

Where was the city's design review? This building is an abomination!

Anonymous,  May 17, 2020 at 12:35 PM  

the buildings are REALLY ugly

Denise gomes October 18, 2020 at 11:29 PM  

Is it true that this new building is another SHAG?

DKH October 19, 2020 at 1:31 AM  

Denise: Nope. Not a SHAG.

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