Celebrating Seattle's Roosevelt Neighborhood
Roosevelt townhouses to travel by night

Roosevelt townhouses to travel by night

Preparations to relocate four townhouse buildings on Northeast 66th Street are in full swing. The relocation will occur late at night over two weekends starting Friday, Aug. 3. More townhouses will be moved the following weekend, Friday, Aug. 10.

We invite you to witness this monumental move on one or both weekends. Meet at the northeast corner of Northeast 66th Street and 12th Avenue Northeast around 11:45 p.m. on either of the Friday nights. Sound Transit staff will be there to answer questions. As the townhouses move east down Northeast 66th Street, we’ll walk along the sidewalk with them.

The buildings should be on the road by midnight and will be off the road at their new location no later than 6 a.m. each Saturday. Their final destination is on 15th Avenue Northeast just south of Northeast 65th Street.

All together, eight townhouse units in four buildings will be relocated. The relocation is part of our agency-wide effort to save and recycle. For example, relocating, rather than demolishing the townhouses, will save about 320 tons of waste material from going to the dump. In addition we believe that relocating, rather than tearing down and building new townhouses elsewhere, is saving the equivalent of about 1,300 trees.