Boom Mystery Repeats Itself
posted by May 27 at 16:10 PMon
Three large construction projects are slated for design reviews tonight. But the design proposals havenít been posted by the city and attempts to get copies from the architects and city planners have proven futile. Sorry it didnít work out, folks.
With no further ado, tonightís meetings:
On the Lot
Can it really be true? Seattleís most tragically underutilized spaceóthe parking lot on the southeast corner of 2nd Avenue and Pike Streetóis the site of a proposed hotel-residential thing!
Plans from the Department of Planning and Development donít reveal the height of the residential-hotel combo, but the zoning there allows up to 400 feet of vertical gain and the architectís name is Jerry Garcia. Thatís pretty high, brother man. Please, letís all hope the building doesn’t look like one of those Jerry Garcia ties.
City land-use planner Jess Harris says the designs arenít yet available because ďThis is a very large file so there is some technical difficulties occurring.Ē However, you can check out the design proposal at tonightís early-design-guidance meeting at 5:30 p.m. in the Boards and Commissions Room, L280, at City Hall, enter at 601 5th Ave.
In the Valley
This proposed building will be six stories tall, contain 75 apartment and six live-work units, and a bunch of retail. The early-design-guidance meeting is tonight at 6:30 p.m. in the Rainier Cultural Arts Center, 3515 South Alaska Street.
By the Tracks
This two-story commercial building is another development budding on MLK, Jr. Way South—along the new light-rail link between downtown and the airport. It will replace a house. The early-design-guidance meeting is 8:00 p.m. in the Rainier Cultural Arts Center, 3515 South Alaska Street.