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We knew this was coming based on a tower spacing letter that was sent to the city on behalf of this development team.

Here is our first glimpse coming to us from a site plan:

http://web6.seattle.gov/dpd/edms/GetDocument.aspx?src=WorkingDocs&id=348618

"40 story tower consisting of 332 residential units and a 11 story podium consisting of 288 hotel suites and ground level retail. 525 parking spaces are proposed on 3 above ground levels and 4 below grade levels."
 

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This project has a new address and a new mix of uses. The new address, 2300 Sixth Ave, is related to adding the last property a while back.

Two 41-story towers with 34 stories of apartments (1,016 units) above a six-story podium; 20,000 square feet of retail; parking for 627 vehicles below grade; 64,800 square feet of demolition of the Antioch University building.

http://web6.seattle.gov/DPD/permitstatus/Project.aspx?id=3020315

I'm giddy about the chances for this one, and hope they can figure out the tower spacing problem (vs. the proposed project across the alley) with the City and the other developer.

At 1,016 units on one acre, it's one of the highest densities proposed in Seattle. We have single towers on 1/3 acre with higher densities, but not twin towers. The 100-story concept at 701 4th would have a similar unit count but 2/3 of an acre, so that would be densest if it gets built.

If Seattle is to be a truly great city, we need some buildings at these densities. Preferably a lot of them. There's nothing wrong with having a lot of buildings at 200 or 300 per acre but that won't turn into highly busy sidewalks. This will.

Of course that 0.617 parking ratio is a key. Big savings compared to a larger, deeper garage.
 
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