The Seattle Times is reporting this morning that the NOAA property on Lake Union is being offered for sale. No asking price has been set.
NOAA, which has used the space for almost 50 years, is leaving in June for a new base in Newport, Oregon.
The Times quotes a representative of one of the brokers working on the sale as to what uses the property might be put:
Biotech and office buildings are among the development possibilities, said Jason Rosauer of GVA Kidder Mathews, one of the brokers marketing the property. “A Carillon Point or an Elliott Bay Marina would be an option,” he added, referring to waterfront developments in Kirkland and Seattle, respectively.
According to the Times, the 8.5 acres of land at the site (1801 Fairview) has been owned by seven families since the 1920s.
GVA Kidder Mathews has a website devoted to the property which includes details on what you’ll be buying if you purchase it: 2 acres on land, 6.4 acres underwater; 870 linear feet of waterfront; 2,500 linear feet of commercial piers and 370 linear feet of commercial wharf; and a 17,000-square-foot office building and 12,000-square-foot wharehouse; and more.