Urban Green Villa is a new apartment development by Taiwan-based Chainqui Development that is currently under construction at 2401 Third Avenue in Belltown. The 12-story structure will have 132 residential apartment units, above street level retail, and below grade parking for 73 vehicles plus bicycle parking.
The original proposal for the project showed condominiums, but it now looks like they will be apartments.
Designed by GWest Architecture, “the objective was to create a garden atmosphere based on the theme ‘Boutique Urban Green Villa,’ while respecting and building on the unique character of Belltown, with its mix of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops and new and old residents.”
The Urban Green Villa development will have a living green wall of plants that will grow halfway up the Battery Street facade. Above the living wall, pocket gardens terraces with “signature terrace trees” will line the upper levels.
Drawing cues from traditional architecture in the Belltown neighborhood, the building will include brick cladding and staggered bay windows. Street level there will be a glass canopy that will cover pedestrians as they walk along the sidewalks. Residents would enter the building on Third Avenue, with retail space wrapping around Third and Battery. Worth noting the 2401 3rd Avenue site sits directly above the Battery Street tunnel, which will be reworked in some as-yet-to-be-determined manner once abandoned. It is expected that abandonment and rework of the Battery Street tunnel will trail the completion of this Project (targeted completion in July 2018) by 2 years or more.
The 12,952 square foot plot of was previously home to a two-story U.S. Bank building.
The Urban Green Villa project is Chainqui’s first development in the United States. JTM Construction is the general contractor. The project is scheduled for completion in 2018.
Urban Green Villa – Belltown – 2401 3rd Avenue Seattle
Proposal – Seattle.Gov