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May 8, 2018

Skanska USA to show design for 30-story, 307-unit Belltown tower

By BRIAN MILLER
Journal Staff Reporter

Skanska USA and VIA Architecture are ready to show the initial design for a 30-story building at 2208 Fourth Ave. in Belltown, a midblock site that Skanska acquired last October for $21.6 million.

The proposal is for a residential tower with 307 units, and about 7,000 square feet of retail/commercial space.

Three levels of underground parking for 154 vehicles would be accessed from the alley to the east. A large bike room would also be accessed from the alley.






VIA’s preferred design has a four-story podium with a double-height “great room,” which will combine retail and tenant amenity spaces.
 

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Super quick to already get back in front of a Design Review Board since rejection in May of this year. I wonder if some board members were thinking "You need to let the ideas percolate for at least a few months!"

https://news.theregistryps.com/skan...oval-at-second-early-design-guidance-meeting/

On Tuesday, June 19th, a 307-unit apartment tower developed by Skanska and slated for Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood was denied approval to proceed at a second Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the meeting, applicant VIA Architecture presented updated project plans to the downtown review board on behalf of Skanska for the development, which was previously reviewed at an EDG meeting in mid-May, 2018. Grzywinski+Pons and GGLO are also on the team for the project.
 

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August 21, 2018

Skanska slims down the design for 30-story ‘ethereal' tower in Belltown

By BRIAN MILLER
Journal Staff Reporter

Skanska USA and VIA Architecture will have their third design review next week for the 30-story residential tower planned at 2208 Fourth Ave. in Belltown.

The numbers are little changed since the last review in June: 320 units above 7,000 square feet of ground-floor retail/commercial space, with 160 parking stalls on three underground levels accessed from the alley to the east.

At issue with the board are the tower's depth and width. Skanska says it has reduced the overall project size by 10,000 square feet, and the footprint is slightly smaller. Floor plates in the main tower are now about 9,880 square feet.

The four-story podium would be 55 feet tall, an increase of 10 feet. It would include 10 large three-bedroom family units, with light wells on the north and south sides.

Roman arches for some of the at-grade entryways allude to the low-rise buildings on the corners of the block: the Charlesgate Apartments (north, at Bell Street) and Otis Building (at Blanchard Street)





The most striking design feature at grade is the double-height “great room” on the north corner, with both tenant and retail space.





The tower width along Fourth has gone from 120 to 111 feet. The depth is still about 92 feet.
 

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8/28/2018 EDG Meeting 3: Third time is a charm

With no shortage of community support for the slimmed-down, ‘ethereal' tower, the Design Review Board voted to move this project onwards to the MUP application. The single public comment opposed to this project was quickly overwhelmed by 15-20 comments in support of this project. Many of those comments praised Skanska & the project team for being responsive to concerns and for addressing the needs of the Belltown Community. :)
 

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March 7, 2019

A changing Belltown
By JOURNAL STAFF

Learn all about the neighborhood once known as the Denny Regrade at this month's NAIOP breakfast meeting.

The event will be held at 7 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, at the Hyatt at Olive 8, 1635 Eighth Ave.

On the panel will be Jacqueline Gruber from the Downtown Seattle Association, Dylan Simon of Colliers, and Dayna Dealy from Skanska USA.

Skanska and VIA Architecture are currently planning a 30-story, 312-unit tower at 2208 Fourth Ave., and Simon has sold plenty of properties in that fast-changing hood, so it should be an interesting talk.

Details and registration: naiopwa.org.




Skanska and VIA Architecture are planning a 30-story, 312-unit tower on Fourth Avenue in Belltown.
 

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Resurrecting more dead threads.

This has finished reviews, just waiting on a $13k payment for publication of director decision. Phased permit has some movement, so this project hasn't stalled out it seems

Here's a link to what the latest design is. Not too bad. I like the podium. https://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/GetDocument.aspx?id=5602326
 

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The window arches on podium levels are a nice touch. I like the sun room bay window concept on some of the tower apartments - a bit more four season than a balcony. Although I kind of wonder why not put a balcony on top of each of those bay window stacks?
 
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