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Meet “The Proctor”

The News Tribune today has more details on the new mixed-use development planned for the Proctor District. The $30 million project, to be called "The Proctor" (previously referred to as 28 Proctor) now has financial backing from The Rush Companies, which moves it significantly closer to becoming a reality.

  • Plans are for a 6-story structure with underground parking
  • 2 buildings connected by a sky bridge over the alley
  • 140 market-rate residential units
  • 6 to 8 retail spaces
  • 215 parking stalls: 150 in 2 levels of structured parking (some below-ground), the rest surface-level and on-street parking

As for businesses currently located on the block, the Pacific NW Store and the building will stay put. The locksmith plans to relocate nearby. Babblin' Babs is looking for a new location, but doesn't plan to stay in Proctor.

As we wrote Monday, a public hearing is scheduled for January on the air rights for that sky bridge connecting the two buildings.

Project partners Erling Kuester, Bill Evans, Rick Moses, and Rush hope to break ground on The Proctor next summer, and open for occupancy a year after that.

Read more and see an updated project sketch from the TNT.

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This project will be a huge change for the Proctor district. Local businesses must be excited. I hope it works out.

December 11, 2013 at 5:26 pm / Reply / Quote and reply


Looks like the design adds more parking than currently exists on to the street and adds many new spaces in an underground garage. Way to listen to the community.  Hope the project moves forward through to construction.

December 11, 2013 at 6:11 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

Joan Halley

Please look at this closely.  SIX STORIES. 215 parking spaces. 140-150 mostly SINGLE BEDROOM APARTMENTS.  What will this do to our community?  How will traffic be affected? It will be like the Saturday Market every day.  Will we need residential parking permits?  What type of shadow will it cast on the neighborhood? Proctor is unique as a small, family oriented neighborhood. “The Proctor” will forever change this reality.
I hope people will come to the North End Neighborhood Counsil meeting on Feb 3 at 6pm at UPS Thompson Hall rm 193 to discuss the changes.

January 18, 2014 at 6:59 pm / Reply / Quote and reply

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