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People need to aware that that groceria on the corner probably has an expiration date on it and those nice big windows on the side will not serve them well in the future. I do like the building though.
 

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People need to aware that that groceria on the corner probably has an expiration date on it and those nice big windows on the side will not serve them well in the future. I do like the building though.
Won't tower spacing rules make it difficult to develop that building (CVS)? I don't think a future owner would be allowed to build directly next to this tower. The lot that will be left is not that big.
 

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From todays DJC.

https://www.djc.com/news/re/12118247.html

January 16, 2019

23-story Belltown hotel project for sale; design review Jan. 22

By BRIAN MILLER
Journal Staff Reporter

A high-rise hotel is being planned for a small Belltown property at 2033 Fourth Ave.

Third Place Design Co-operative is designing the 23-story project for Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels, which through an LLC purchased the 6,480-square-foot midblock property in 2016 for $4.85 million. It’s now leased to a Jiffy Lube, and is next to the CVS on the corner of Lenora Street.

Silver Cloud CEO Jim Korbein told the DJC two years ago that, if the company kept the project, it would be its first high rise. The local hotel chain has plenty of experience with mid-rise projects.

Next to the lobby, a restaurant and bar, with mezzanine level, are indicated. That would include an outdoor seating area in an inset patio within the building footprint (not on the sidewalk).

Windows on the north and south faces would overlook the two-story CVS and a five-apartment building to the south, which raises the question of air rights and view protections. A developer generally wouldn’t put windows on the property line if a neighbor could block them with a future project.







The plan is for about 176 rooms plus 10 apartments — likely extended-stay units. A roof deck is also indicated.
 

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Really nice tower for a 60' mid-block site. Shows what's possible!
Wont this tower make it more difficult to develop the two end-block lots? I'm rough on the rules but thought there had to be some minimum spacing above a certain height.
 

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It looks like the south wall would be solid/fire-resistant to be on the property line. North wall has a certain distance from property line to allow it to have unprotected windows on that face. Really tough to deduct that much square footage from what is already a slender tower AND have a large north facade that's not inexpensive (blank) so we'll see if this gets built.
 

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https://news.theregistryps.com/prel...downtown-seattle-hotel-needs-more-refinement/

Preliminary Design for 23-Story Downtown Seattle Hotel Needs More Refinement

"The Board’s feedback centered primarily on the ground floor, where the designers proposed to include an open street bar that is related to the hotel portion of the building. Some other questions focused on bike lanes on the street and a need for a clearly demarcated drop-off area. During the Board’s deliberation, the group also focused on the single departure requested by the design team, which was related to the volume of the building in the preferred option, as well as the roof of the structure"
 
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