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Old September 25th, 2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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SEATTLE | 600 Wall St | 143m | 440ft | 38 fl | Pro

Another 440' residential tower back from the dead!



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600 Wall Street (formerly Icon?) is being revived as a 38 story residential tower!

http://web1.seattle.gov/DPD/permitst...id=3015251&t=4



Thats what it used to look like before the markets crashed in 08 and it was shelved. Wonder what the changes will be?!?

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Old September 26th, 2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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Nice to see all these projects being revived.
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Old September 30th, 2013, 06:36 PM   #3
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I'm confused, why is every new building in Seattle exactly 440'? There are already 4 towers U/C there of this same height!!!
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Old October 1st, 2013, 04:18 AM   #4
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Because we have a fair amount of 400' zoning, and residential projects get 10% extra for architecture and mechanical.

Also, because we have tight zoning, nearly everything goes up to the limit.

Actually, we have a lot of areas where fees in the $25/sf range are charged for area over the older height limit. In some areas it's worth it, and in some developers tend to keep to the older height and skip the fee.
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Old October 29th, 2013, 11:24 PM   #5
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You might ask, so .. what's the zoning for if you can go higher simply by paying a fee? We're asking ourselves he same question.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 12:16 AM   #6
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This is probably a former 240' zone that was raised to 400' plus 10% for residential architecture/mechanical. The fees are to get from 240' to 440'.

My question is why we're disincentivizing height. It's fundamentally helpful for people to live near work. It takes pressure off the transportation system, adds tax base, reduces pressure on sprawl, and so on. But we charge it extra....funding a relative few affordable housing units by making most housing more expensive. It's political wimping out...avoiding the tougher effort to make everyone share the cost.
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Old October 30th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #7
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From todays DJC.

http://www.djc.com/news/re/12058768.html

October 29, 2013

Laconia planning 39-story tower with 310 units at Denny & Wall
By JOURNAL STAFF

The 605-foot-tall Space Needle dominates the skyline north of downtown, but it soon will have a companion.

Laconia Development's 39-story, 310-unit tower at the corner of Denny Way and Wall Street will be nearly 400 feet tall, dwarfing the mostly low-slung buildings in that area.

An early design guidance meeting for Laconia's project is set for 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5 at City Hall, 600 Fifth Ave.

Kwan Henmi Architecture Planning of San Francisco is listed as the architect.

The small triangular lot at 600 Wall St. is a parking lot today. The tower will have 1,800 square feet of ground-floor retail, and underground parking for 284 cars and 155 bicycles.

Project documents do not specify whether the units will be apartments or condos, and representatives from Laconia did not return a phone call requesting comment.

Laconia is based in Walnut Creek, Calif. In 2008, it had planned to build a 32-story structure with 283 condos and 4,100 square feet of ground-floor retail, but that was shelved in the recession.

Laconia has another project in Seattle: a 31-story apartment tower at 802 Seneca St. that broke ground earlier this year.

Design review documents say the triangular tower at Denny and Wall is intended to mark the transition between neighborhoods on the north and the increasingly dense Denny Triangle.

Two blocks southeast of Laconia's project is Insignia, Bosa Development's twin 41-story condo towers that are under construction. Southwest of Laconia's project is the 18-story Skye Belltown, formerly Archstone, which was built in 2000.

Pine Street Group's Via6 opened nearby earlier this year, and Vulcan Real Estate just opened The Martin, a 24-story apartment tower at Fifth and Lenora.

Construction has started on the first of three buildings in Amazon.com's 3.3 million-square-foot headquarters in the Denny Triangle.


Updated design. Looks great IMO!
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Full design packet:

http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID4636.pdf
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Old November 1st, 2013, 10:54 PM   #9
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Very nice.
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Old April 21st, 2014, 09:01 AM   #10
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Shouldn't the ICON TOWER thread be renamed 600 WALL ST and replace this thread?

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Old April 22nd, 2014, 08:01 PM   #11
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Meh- new tower, new thread.
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Old April 22nd, 2014, 09:35 PM   #12
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http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/AppDocs/G...endaID4744.pdf

Here is the second design review document. Came out a while ago but was never posted here.
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New Tower?

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Meh- new tower, new thread.
The Icon Tower is at 600 Wall ... same tower!
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Old February 1st, 2015, 07:59 AM   #14
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What is the purpose of this thread?

Here is the second design review document. Came out a while ago but was never posted here.[/QUOTE]
Why is this posted on this thread? It should be posted to the Icon Tower thread. This thread should be removed.
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Seattle Project Snags Investment from Chinese Developer


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Laconia Development has partnered with Vanke, one of China's largest real estate developers, on a 43-storey Seattle project. The residential tower planned for 600 Wall Street near the iconic Space Needle will rise from a triangular-shaped property currently home to a surface parking lot.
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