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Given their artist conceptual drawings it does look like at least at street level they plan to use brick and will respect the feel of the surrounding buildings I have a good feeling about this one. I know I sometimes get too wrapped up in skyline shape and height when really 95% of the time your eyes are focused on what is in front of you. Panoramas are important but it is the street vibe that should make or break it. IMO
 

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March 2, 2018

High rise on Two Bells site up for design review

By BRIAN MILLER
Journal Staff Reporter

Security Properties will show its plans next week for the Two Bells Tavern site at 314 Bell St. in Belltown, though it doesn't yet fully own the corner property.

The project is now called Belltown 36. Its 19,440-square-foot site is on northwest corner of Bell and Fourth Avenue.

..."Given the rise of Uber and Lyft, and the city's less stringent parking requirements, this is an issue many developers are now considering. Unused underground parking stalls could only be converted to storage units, not apartments, which are more profitable.




The tower could have 29 or 30 stories. The new Highway 99 tunnel passes below the site. Parking will be either structured, as shown here, or below grade.
 

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October 1, 2018

Security Properties buys Two Bells Tavern for $6M

By BRIAN MILLER
Journal Staff Reporter

Security Properties already owned most of the site at 314 Bell St. where it's planning Belltown 36, a 30-story mixed-use building with 325 residential units.

Now it has completed the assembly, paying $6 million for the Two Bells Tavern property on Fourth Avenue.

In general, board comments favored the code-compliant option among the three that Bumgardner submitted. They also endorsed a prominent notch facing Fourth, which would help divide the tower mass into three verticals.

The code-compliant option includes two levels of structured parking above 7,000 square feet of retail (in three bays). There would also be two levels of underground parking — well above the new viaduct replacement tunnel, which WSDOT says is about 150 feet below the site. Parking would total about 250 stalls.

The podium would also have larger, family-friendly residential units on floors three through six.






Belltown 36 is a 30-story mixed-use project with 325 residential units.
 

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May 29, 2019

VIA Architecture takes over Belltown high-rise design for Security Properties

By BRIAN MILLER
Real Estate Editor

During 2017-2018, Security Properties paid almost $17 million for the corner at 314 Bell St. (aka the Two Bells Tavern property). The proposed residential high-rise, called Belltown 36, had four design reviews — the last being in July 2018 — with Bumgardner Architects.

VIA Architecture has now taken over the job.

Notable changes to Belltown 36 include: 29 stories (down from 30); 212 units (down from 325); 8,700 square feet of retail (up slightly); 16,710 square feet of offices in the podium (new); and 243 parking spaces, which is about the same, with a mix of structured and underground stalls.

At the last design review, the developer was at an impasse with the review board regarding the podium. Security Properties had hoped to retain the future option of converting some of the structured parking — if there wasn't sufficient demand — into more residential units. At the same time, tower opponents were lobbying for a one-story podium, which would force all the parking into a more expensive and deeper foundation pit.

As for other design tweaks, the tower has also been moved farther north from Bell (a green street and de facto woonerf). The podium is now mostly masonry, interrupted by a glass facade above the tenant entrance (between retail bays facing Fourth Avenue).

Some renderings now bear the address of 2303 Fourth.








The podium is mostly masonry, and the tower is set back from Bell Street.





Updated plans call for office space in the podium and fewer residential units.
 
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