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Old August 9th, 2012, 06:04 AM   #1
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SEATTLE | 1613 2nd Ave. | 134m | 440ft | 38 fl | Pro

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38-story tower proposed at Second and Stewart

Developers have approached Seattle city planners about building a 38-story tower downtown at Second Avenue and Stewart Street.

The lower floors of the 440-foot tower would be a hotel and the top 27 floors would have 367 apartments or condos, according to a thumbnail description submitted to the Department of Planning and Development. The project also would have five levels of underground parking.

No permit applications have been filed yet, a department spokesman said, so no additional details are available. Contacts listed for the project did not return calls seeking more information.



The two-story, retail-and-office MJA Building has stood on the site since 1914. Iowa-based insurance and financial-services giant Principal Financial Group bought it and the neighboring, 10-story Broadacres Building from Seattle's Alhadeff family in 2007.

It's not clear whether the Broadacres site is included in the tower proposal.

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Old August 9th, 2012, 07:11 AM   #2
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Odd that the writer missed three proposals of similar height on neighboring blocks along Second Ave.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:18 AM   #3
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Classic Seattle Times reporting...
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Old September 28th, 2014, 04:02 PM   #4
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http://www.djc.com/news/re/12068336.html

August 1, 2014

Wood Partners eyes 2nd & Stewart tower

By LYNN PORTER
Journal Staff Reporter

Wood Partners has approached the city of Seattle with a proposal for a 400-foot residential tower at 1613 Second Ave., near Pike Place Market.

In a document filed with the city, Seattle architecture firm Hewitt notes that one option is for the tower to cantilever over the 10-story Broadacres Building at 1601 Second Ave., which was once the home of Nordstrom Rack.

The document says the project could include parking on five below-grade and four above-grade levels, and indicates the developer may seek to build to the maximum height by using the city's affordable housing incentives.

Atlanta-based Wood Partners is listed as the applicant for the proposal.

An entity of Principal Global Investors owns the Ames Building/The MJA Building at 1613 Second Ave. and the Broadacres Building, which it bought from Alhadeff Properties Limited Partnership in 2007. Principal Global is an arm of The Principal Financial Group of Des Moines, Iowa.

Wood Partners could not be reached for comment.

Principal Global Investors has filed an application to nominate the Ames/MJA Building, which is on the site of the proposed 400-foot tower, for city landmark status. If the city's Landmarks Preservation Board denies the application, the 1914 building could be razed.

The board will consider the nomination at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in Seattle Municipal Tower, Room 4060. Send written comments by Tuesday to Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board, Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, P.O. Box 94649, Seattle, WA 98124-4649.

The application prepared by NK Architects says an earlier application to landmark the building was filed in 2004, but the Landmarks board did not approve it. NK said the exterior was significantly altered in 2008.

Charles H. Bebb, a prominent Seattle architect in the early 20th century, designed the building. Bebb was a founding partner in two important Seattle architectural firms: Bebb & Mendel and Bebb & Gould.

Land use economist Matthew Gardner said 1613 Second Ave. is a very small site.

“Any time you look to develop a very tight site ... there's all manner of things that come into play,” he said. “I am not saying it can't be done. It certainly can, but it adds in another layer of complexity.”

However, he said the location is prime.

“You're really as close to the heart of downtown as you can be,” said Gardner, who is principal at Gardner Economics in Seattle.

Fifteen Twenty-One Second Avenue, a condo tower that opened in the area in recent years, has proved popular and a number of developers plan projects nearby.

“There's a lot of people that are looking very myopically at that area with the potential for kicking off projects in the next year or so,” Gardner said.

Equity Residential plans a 40-story apartment building at 204 Pine Street; Urban Visions has proposed a 39-story apartment project at Second and Pike; Continental Properties recently bought a site at Second and Virginia that comes with a master-use permit for a 400-foot residential tower; Columbia West Properties and Pineapple Hospitality have said they want to break ground in 2015 on a hotel at 1931 Second Ave; and Touchstone Corp. is gearing up to build an 11-story hotel and apartment building at First Avenue and Stewart Street.

Wood Partners acquires, develops, constructs and manages high-density and mixed-use communities. As of April, it owned more than 20,200 units in 16 markets, including Seattle.

Earlier this year, Wood Partners topped out Dimension by Alta, a 298-unit apartment building at Third and Cedar in Seattle, and the company is building a 281-unit apartment complex in the Pearl District of Portland, adjacent to the new Fields Park.


Principal Global Investors has nominated the Ames/MJA Building, which is on the site of the proposed 400-foot tower, for city landmark status.
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I thought this might help show how small a lot this site is, and why they want to take the airspace over neighboring Broadacres.

Note the Second and Pine tower would be located in place of surface parking lot at left side of the pic. Second and Pike lot is the other surface parking lot just visible beyond the Broadacres building and left of the 1521 tower at top of this pic. Pike Place Market/Elliott Bay is off-pic to right.


1613 2nd ave aug 6 by swyvernsting, on Flickr
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http://www.secondandstewart.com/

http://www.commercialmls.com/viewers....cfm?ln=531481

We've been so starved for information about this one so I did some digging and found this. Would be AMAZING if that was the design that gets pushed through.
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Here we go- finally:

http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/Get...Docs&id=295412

435', 39-stories, 230 units, 1,000 sf of retail, parking for 140 vehicles (4-5 below, 4-5 above)
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Round 2 EDG: http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/Get...Docs&id=344807

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Churning through the process...

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September 29, 2015

39-story tower eyed for 2nd and Stewart site
By JOURNAL STAFF

Atlanta-based Wood Partners will present its revised plans for a 39-story apartment tower at the southwest corner of Second Avenue and Stewart Street near Pike Place Market.

The site address is 1613 Second Ave.

A Seattle design review board will give its recommendations at a meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. today at Seattle City Hall, Room L280.

The design by Hewitt architects calls for 177 units, 2,800 square feet of ground-floor retail and parking for 145 vehicles on 10 levels, including four above grade.

Residents would enter the lobby from Second Avenue, and retail storefronts are planned on Second and on Stewart, including a retail entrance on the corner of Second and Stewart.

Parking would be accessible from an alley off Stewart Street. Entrances and exits could be affected by a proposed streetcar line on Stewart Street.

Residents will have their choice of community spaces, with a residential lounge planned for the second floor, a fitness center and terrace on the seventh floor, and indoor and outdoor amenity spaces on the roof.

The development site includes the 10-story Broadacres office building, which sits next door at 1601 Second Ave. The Broadacres Building won't be demolished to make way for the tower, but the two-story Ames/MJA Building at 1613 Second Ave. will be torn down.

Both buildings are owned by entities related to Principal Global Investors of Des Moines, Iowa.

The Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board denied landmark nominations for the buildings last year.

The tower would cantilever more than 14 feet over the Broadacres Building above the tower's 16th floor, according to design plans filed with the city.

Earlier proposals for the tower were for 230 units and 1,000 square feet of retail, and fewer parking spaces.

Wood Partners is also seeking to build a 124-unit apartment building at 2224 Second Ave. in Belltown. The developer sold a 27-story apartment tower called Dimension by Alta at 225 Cedar St. in Belltown last month for $144 million.



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