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Nora. Construction Updates





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What’s up at Nora? A lot. We love seeing blueprints come to life. Read on!


Come here to watch the paint dry:

7/15/21

No room at the inn for buildings 3 and 5-8!

We’re powering our way through final cleaning and inspections this week and homeowner walks for building 4 are on the itinerary for July 20th.

Happy to report they’ve locked down all fencing and landscaping in buildings 3-8. Still to come for buildings 9 & 10 are 3rd floor walls, while framing for those floors is underway.

Love this journey for Nora. ‘Til next time!


6/15/21

What’s up, Nora? Let’s see:

  • Building 1: Finishes are almost done. Millwork and door install will start soon.
  • Building 2: Finishes are complete. Millwork and door install is starting.
  • Building 3: Working on punch items. Wing wall landscaping is complete. Passed MEP final inspections. Passed fire final inspection. TCO inspection scheduled. Building final inspection contingent on TCO inspection.
  • Building 4: Wing wall landscaping is complete. Millwork and door install is wrapping up. Exterior painting is finished, millwork and door paint is starting.
  • Building 9 & 10: Underground plumbing is complete. Slab prep is complete. Structural steel is installed. First floor exterior walls have been set. Installing second floor system now.
  • At the site: Pavers in the south alley are complete. Pavers connecting the entrance to the south alley are 85% complete. Permanent garbage location slab is poured.

So much progress. See you back here next month!


5/14/21

It’s been a beautiful May in Seattle, and there’s big news at Nora!

Building 5 is getting its Technical Certificate of Occupancy (TCO).

What else?

  • Building 4: Finishes, Door & Millwork Paint
  • Building 3: Door & Millwork Paint
  • Building 2: Finishes
  • Building 1: Finishes

Meet you back here next month with more of the late stages at Nora.


4/11/21

Building 6: Moving fast – getting prepped for Temporary Certificate of Occupancy.

  • Passed final electrical inspection.
  • Passed plumbing final inspection.
  • Fire final inspection scheduled.

Buildings 1-5: Interior finishes are looking great. 

  • Cabinets installed.
  • Doors installed.
  • Millwork complete.
  • Landscapers laying pavers in upper courtyard.

Coming up for Buildings 1-5:

  • Getting ready for paint.
  • Entry steps install.
  • Plants onsite and will go in when pavers are done.
  • The shiners have been poured in the south drive isle and the landscapers will lay the pavers as soon as they finish.
  • 3 building exteriors left to paint.

Buildings 9 & 10:

  • Plumbing plans approved.
  • Current start date is late April.

Meet us back here next month!


12/31/20

This one sneaked in under the wire. Read on to see what happened at Nora just before the new year. 

  • Sidewalks finished
  • Drywall underway and in various states of completion depending on building.
  • About a month away from temporary certificates of occupancy in buildings 7 & 8.
  • Buildings 9 & 10 foundations complete. Underground plumbing coming up. 

See you soon with more updates!


11/30/20

Sure, it’s November and it’s dark at about 3 pm. Does that mean construction is slowing down? No. We eat dark for breakfast here at Nora. 

  • Buildings 7 and 8 are in final finishes. Building 7 has our model home and things are getting real.
  • Building 6 is installing cabinets and millwork.
  • Building 5 drywall is 75% complete.
  • Building 4 is taping for drywall.
  • Building 3 is getting insulated.
  • Buildings 1 and 2 are ready for electrical inspection.
  • Concrete alley driveway has been started with pavers up next to complete.

Get more news next month. Same Nora channel.


9/17/20

  • Hardscapes are now being installed. 
  • Final grading of phase 1 is 50% complete. 
  • Completed Seattle City Light requirements for permanent power, and are now in the queue for service.
  • Flat work and hardscape for buildings 5-8.
  • Beginning landscaping for buildings 5-8.
  • Drywall installation continues for building 5 followed by building 4 after.
  • Beginning cabinet installation for building 6.

Stay tuned for more updates. See you soon at Nora.