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Housing being built at 29th and Perry on South Hill

UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2018

The filling-in of the South Hill’s vacant lots continues, this time in a prominent parcel where three neighborhoods touch.

A vacant lot at 29th Avenue and Perry Street, where the Rockwood, Lincoln Heights and Comstock neighborhoods meet, has been shorn of its trees as preparations are made for pouring of foundations.

The site is the future location of three duplexes being developed by Carrie Wurzburg, who owns the land. Local architect Christopher Morlan designed the buildings, which will be “eco-friendly” and modern, Wurzburg said.

When completed in late summer, the six units will each be about 1,700 square feet and rent for around $2,000. Wurzburg said she didn’t plan to sell the units as condominiums, but keep them as a source of rent income.

The units will have a shared driveway on 29th, west of its intersection with Perry, as well as access to an undeveloped alley to the north of the units.

The development will be part of the Rockwood Neighborhood, since it will sit on the north side of 29th.

Wurzburg suggested she had faced some resistance in developing the site, noting the lots had been for sale “for a very, very long time.” She purchased them in January 2017 for $140,000.

Wurzburg has developed other properties in the region, including homes in Spokane, Seattle, Deer Lake and Poulsbo. Notably, she built a modern three-bedroom, 3,200-square-foot “tree house” at 20th and Perry.

Wurzburg will be the general contractor for her project.

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