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Old March 26th, 2012, 05:44 PM   #21
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I think it has more to do with Boeing field which is much closer to downtown.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #22
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I don't know what to think about I.D. Building. I like to see more renderings of it because these two renderings were bad enough to make I.D. Building looks hideous. I hope we will get to see better renderings or redesigned I.D. Building.
I completely disagree. I can see why someone would say it's ugly but I LOVE it. One of my favorite proposals in Seattle.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 09:30 PM   #23
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I wish it would come back to life after a reworking so it can house the Bruce Lee Museum. It's a great location, awesome design and will be an amazing addition to the neighborhood. Reminds me a lot of the Newseum in DC. The Bruce Lee family is working with the city to find a place for the museum in the ID and I think this is perfect!
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 04:09 AM   #24
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Epic Bump :

Schnitzer West revives plan for 36-story office tower downtown

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/htm...0_mfive26.html

For those who forgot what this one looked like...
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The race is on between 5th and Madison and 5th and Columbia!


Still wish 5&M was just like 50' taller...
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 09:21 AM   #25
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We have another Early Design Guidance meeting May 8th so maybe something more detailed will emerge by that date.
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Old May 4th, 2012, 08:23 AM   #26
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Right on cue...

New designs!

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID3590.pdf
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Old May 4th, 2012, 10:22 AM   #27
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Guess I'll take a skyscraper any day over a regrade parking lot ... still, such a forest of 40-story buildings in that neighborhood. At least a first-time visitor will be able to observe,"My, Seattle has solid height rules and enforcement, doesn't it?"
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Old May 5th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #28
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Old May 26th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #29
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Kudos on that awesome North Lot development!

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Old May 27th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #30
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Its actually way better than the massing proposal you have there. It's really something special that's already boosted development and investment in the immediate surrounding area.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 05:49 PM   #31
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815 Pine is underway!


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Old September 20th, 2012, 12:50 AM   #32
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FINAL Proposal to the city for 3 new Amazon.com HQs Towers. Heights are 523', 521' and 520'. Full proposal here: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID3744.pdf
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Old September 20th, 2012, 02:22 AM   #33
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Slightly taller than I anticipated!
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 06:49 PM   #34
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Yes- we're all pleasantly surprised. The towers have stretched skyward a little throughout this process.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:03 PM   #35
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City board OKs design of Amazon's 3 towers with 3-2 vote
First key approval for giant high-rise complex in Seattle’s Denny Triangle

By Eric Pryne

A divided Downtown Design Review Board gave its blessing Tuesday to the design of Amazon.com’s proposed three-block, high-rise complex in the Denny Triangle, downtown’s biggest development ever.
While the advisory panel’s 3-2 vote was simply a recommendation to the city’s Department of Planning and Development, it nonetheless is a milestone for the ambitious project.
The board held five meetings over six months to review evolving plans submitted by Amazon’s architect, NBBJ.
The two dissenters said they still weren’t satisfied with the design of the buildings on one of the blocks.
“This whole process has been rushed,” said board member Mathew Albores. Considering its size, the complex hasn’t received as much attention as other downtown projects, he said.
The majority directed city staff to work with Amazon and NBBJ to further refine the design of the one tower to which panel members Albores and Gundula Proksch objected.
Amazon has proposed a total 3.3 million square feet of office space, with a 38-story tower and a smaller building on each of the three blocks.
Plans also call for 66,000 square feet of shop and restaurant space, underground parking for 3,300 cars and 1.7 acres of public open space.
The three blocks are bounded roughly by Sixth Avenue, Blanchard Street and Westlake Avenue.
The Department of Planning and Development will consider the review board’s recommendation as it examines Amazon’s application for a land-use permit for the complex, which the company has dubbed Rufus 2.0 after a former employee’s dog.
A decision could come in late November, department spokesman Bryan Stevens said.
Amazon has indicated it hopes to start construction on the first block next year.
The department also will review the project’s environmental impact and the “public benefits” Amazon proposes in return for permission to build as densely as it proposes.
Among other things, Amazon has offered to fund acquisition of a fourth car for the South Lake Union streetcar, which runs past the proposed complex; subsidize more frequent streetcar service; and build bikeways separated from both pedestrians and cars along Seventh Avenue, which runs through the middle of the site.
Also proposed: a “shared-use street” on Lenora Street between Seventh and Westlake avenues.
It would remain open to cars but would be designed to give pedestrians and bicyclists priority.
Stevens said the planning department can’t act on Amazon’s land-use permit application until the City Council agrees to vacate alleys that bisect each of the three blocks.
A council committee held a hearing on the alleys Tuesday. A decision on them could come in late October or early November, Stevens said.
Amazon also still needs building permits before it can start construction.
The online retailer has estimated 12,000 people will work at Rufus 2.0 when all three blocks are built out.
It also has indicated its purchase of the property from Seattle’s Clise Properties is expected to close by the end of the year.
Eric Pryne: [email protected] or 206-464-2231
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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:08 PM   #36
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35,000 apartments expected to open in the seattle area between 2012 and 2017. That's big! Combined with the growth we've already seen since the last census, that could bring the population to around 675,000 by 2020.

http://www.seattlepi.com/realestate/...om-3889930.php

We're booming!
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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:18 PM   #37
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From todays DJC.

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12045422.html

September 26, 2012

Convention center expansion figures into Hedreen's plan
By LYNN PORTER
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The Washington State Convention Center is in preliminary discussions with King County about building a 285,000-square-foot expansion in downtown Seattle over the Convention Place Transit Center, between Olive Way, Pine Street and Ninth and Boren avenues.

Jeff Blosser, the center's president and CEO, said a decision will be made in late 2013 or early 2014 whether to move forward with what could be a $600 million multi-story project that would double the center's size.

The expansion would be on the county-owned site a block and a half from the current convention center, and could be connected by pedestrian-friendly street improvements or coverings.

Blosser said the convention center now has approximately 200,000 square feet of exhibit space, a 35,000-square-foot ballroom and 50,000 feet of meeting space, but it can't accommodate the groups that want to come there.

“We're turning quite a bit of business away now,” said Blosser, though he didn't have exact figures immediately available Tuesday afternoon.

Such an expansion would play into the plans of R.C. Hedreen Co. The Seattle developer plans to start construction within the next two years on a project that would include 155,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space in two 45- to 50-story towers and a podium. The complex would have two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms, a 13,000-square-foot ballroom, and about 126 meeting rooms.

Hedreen’s project would be kitty-corner to the proposed expansion, on a block bounded by Howell and Stewart streets and Eighth and Ninth avenues.

Greg Harris, senior manager and general counsel with the firm, said meeting space in the $600 million to $800 million project would complement the convention center space, and bring in hotel guests.

“Our understanding is they're turning away millions and million of dollars in meeting revenue because of the limited capacity for meetings,” he said.

The Hedreen complex would also have 1,200 hotel rooms, 600 extended-stay apartments, 350,000 square feet of office space, about 20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, and 1,400 parking spaces on multiple levels.

Hedreen has been working with in-house architect Shauna Decker on programmatic drawings. Bush, Roed & Hitchings surveyed the site, but other team members have not been selected.

The extended-stay apartments will be about the size of the hotel rooms — 300 to 330 square feet — but will also have kitchens. They are intended for people who want a long hotel stay or a short apartment stay, Harris said.

He said some people looking at condos at Hedreen's Olive 8 complex downtown have expressed interest in this type of product. “A lot of people are coming and asking us is there a place they can stay for six months and get a lay of the land” before committing to permanent housing, he said.

As of August, hotel occupancy in the Seattle metropolitan area was 72.6 percent, according to Smith Travel Research. CBRE said office vacancy (including sublease space) in downtown Seattle was 14.5 percent in the second quarter of this year.

Harris said his firm's project will connect the thriving South Lake Union area to the downtown core, including its retail sector, and to the three million square feet of office space Amazon.com plans in the Denny Triangle. “It's a key piece.”

The company's plans have evolved. Earlier this year it announced that the complex would have about 950 hotel rooms and 600,000 to 700,000 square feet of office space.

Harris said the current plan is a better project.

Hedreen on Monday acquired the last property it needs to move forward: the Ray and Bonair apartment buildings. It will raze them, along with the aging Greyhound bus station and other buildings on the site.

Harris said financing is not yet in place.

Blosser said the Washington State Convention Center is doing due diligence to determine if the county-owed site would work for the expansion, and said the center would likely ground lease the property if the project is a go.

“We would just cap the site and build over the top,” he said.

Plans are preliminary, he said, but added, “We think it's necessary to do it now because of the lost business.”
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Old September 28th, 2012, 10:20 PM   #38
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"Hedreen said his team has been meeting with city officials, and could go before a city board for early design guidance in a couple of weeks."


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Might be seeing some updated early designs soon!

so as it stands now, 811 Stewart by the numbers:

$600 million to $800 million project
Two 45- to 50-story towers and a podium
155,000 square feet of meeting and ballroom space
Two 25,000-square-foot ballrooms
13,000-square-foot ballroom
126 meeting rooms
1,200 hotel rooms
600 extended-stay apartments
350,000 square feet of office space
20,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space
1,400 parking spaces on multiple levels
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Crane is up!
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That's Insignia Towers btw
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