Rendering via Weber Thompson
Last week Greystar received unanimous approval at the Early Design Guidance Meeting for their proposed residential tower at 210 8th Avenue N. in South Lake Union. Greystar will be acquiring the land from Seattle Unity who is set to build a separate new church on the site as well.
The tower is being designed by Weber Thompson, meanwhile, the church is being designed by Olson Kundig. Olson Kundig will also be the landscape architect for both the tower and the church. The church will face Denny Park, while the tower’s tenant entrance will face 8th Avenue. The two buildings will be situated atop a shared parking garage. The church’s development does not require a design review.
Plans call for a 28-story tower with 374 units. Floor plans included studios, open one-bedrooms, one-bedrooms, and two-bedrooms. Among the tower’s features will be an exterior courtyard, rooftop areas, and a 9,200 square foot residential community space on the ground floor. There will be four levels of below grade parking for 289 vehicles accessible via the alley. The tower does not include any commercial space. Including parking, the project totals at 437,331 square feet.
Greystar’s tower will use the northern two-thirds of the property with about 20 feet separating the church from the tower’s podium. The podium’s height will coincide with the height of the new church, which is planned to be about 55 feet. Greystar’s project address will be 210 8th Avenue N. while Seattle Unity will maintain its 200 8th Avenue N.
Seattle Unity rendering via Olson Kundig
According to Seattle Unity’s website, demolition and construction are expected to begin early next year with an estimated completion date of spring/summer 2021.
Seattle Unity’s development team includes: Sellen, general contractor; KPFF, structural engineer; and Costigan Integrated, project manager. The Greystar team includes: Turner Construction, general contractor; Ground Support, shoring; and AEC, elevator engineer.