SEATTLE- Massive cranes are fixtures at construction sites around downtown. Andersen Construction Senior Project Superintendent Paul Beethe says he is always asked two questions.
“How tall is it going to be and what is the building,” said Beethe.
Andersen Construction Company is working on a 27 floor apartment tower at 3rd and Cedar in Belltown. It will have 298 apartment units and is expected to be completed this summer.
"It's pretty exciting because there is a lot of work out there so you're always looking down the road,” said Beethe.
About 3,200 housing units will be completed or are under construction in downtown Seattle and an additional 1,215 residential units will be added in South Lake Union, according to the Seattle Department of Planning and Development.
“There is a lot going on people are catching up. I think there were a lot of projects, they had their permits in hand, put on the backburner during the recession and they were ready to go as soon as they could get the financing,” said Bryan Stevens, Department of Planning and Development spokesperson.
In addition to the residential construction, Stevens said Amazon is in the process of building near Denny Triangle and there is also some development underway near Pioneer Square north of CenturyLink Field.