apartments http://kplu.org en Downtown apartment construction signals a recovery http://kplu.org/post/downtown-apartment-construction-signals-recovery <p>The number of apartments being built in downtown Seattle has jumped almost 10-fold compared with two years ago, suggesting the city&rsquo;s downtown core is in the midst of a rebound.</p><p>The first condo building to start construction in five years also recently broke ground in the city&#39;s Denny Triangle neighborhood. That&#39;s another sign that the market may be beginning to revive, after the real estate crash brought condo construction to a halt.</p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 23:23:31 +0000 Ashley Gross 5395 at http://kplu.org Downtown apartment construction signals a recovery Race to build apartments could be good for renters and construction workers http://kplu.org/post/race-build-apartments-could-be-good-renters-and-construction-workers <p><a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964399.mp3">http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-964399.mp3</a></p><p>Some industries are slowly creating jobs again, but construction isn&rsquo;t really one of them. The state <a href="http://www.workforceexplorer.com/article.asp?ARTICLEID=11073&amp;PAGEID=148&amp;SUBID=">lost about 2,400 construction jobs</a> just last month, according to state employment economists. But in Seattle, hope could be on the horizon.</p><p>The clanking and pounding sounds of construction are starting to return to the city. Some builders who work on high-rise projects have been able to dust off their nail guns, thanks to a <a href="http://kplu.org/post/seattle-rental-vacancies-about-low-they-can-go">growing demand for apartments</a>.</p><p> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 23:20:54 +0000 Charla Bear 1244 at http://kplu.org Race to build apartments could be good for renters and construction workers