A pair of planned mixed-use developments in Uptown that would bring more than 150 residential units to the neighborhood will return to the West Design Review Board in back-to-back reviews on May 2.  

The projects — located less than a half-mile from one another at 413 3rd Ave. W. and 631 Queen Anne Ave. N. — were both sent back to the drawing board after their initial Early Design Guidance meetings.

Plans for 413 3rd Ave. W. — currently the site of a two-story office building housing Westward Fishing Co. — will go first, starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave. W.).

The latest designs for that project call for a seven-story building with approximately 60 units and anywhere from 1,700 to 2,000 square feet of commercial space on the ground floor. The project will capitalize on “expansive views toward the waterfront,” with its window and balcony placement, and a rooftop amenity space according to the design packet submitted to the city. The site was included in the recent Uptown rezone, boosting maximum building heights from 65 to 85 feet. 

Seattle firm d/Arch LLC is serving as project architect, with Martin Smith listed as owner in design documents.

At 8 p.m., the proposed “Roystone Apartments,” — located kitty-corner from Counterbalance Park — will be reviewed, just three months after it received a cool reception from the board during its first EDG meeting.

The planned eight-story mixed-use building with 95 residential units and approximately 5,000 square feet of ground-level commercial space would replace the Manhattan Express building. In project documents, developers stated that they aimed to build a project, “that will provide walkable, transit-oriented housing for Uptown residents that fits within the neighborhood’s current and future context.”

That project would also take advantage of the Uptown rezone, with the site included in a small area north of Seattle Center that saw maximum building heights more than double from 40 to 85 feet.

Real estate development firm Vibrant Cities is behind the development, with Jackson | Main Architecture serving as project architect.

For more information on the proposals, view the Early Design Guidance packets at queenannenews.com. To comment on this story, write to QAMagNews@nwlink.com.  


A rendering of the proposed mixed-use development at 413 3rd Ave. W. Courtesy of d/Arch LLC. 

Early Design Guidance Presentation — 413 3rd Ave. W. (May 2, 2018) by QueenAnneMagnoliaNews on Scribd

Early Design Guidance Presentation (REVISED) — 631 Queen Anne Ave. N. (May 2, 2018) by QueenAnneMagnoliaNews on Scribd