Design meeting set on eight-story Uptown development

Plans for an eight-story mixed-use building in Uptown — kitty-corner from Counterbalance Park — are scheduled to go before the West Design Review Board next month.

An Early Design Guidance meeting on the proposal at 631 Queen Anne Ave. N. is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Queen Anne Community Center (1901 1st Ave. W.)

Real estate development firm Vibrant Cities is behind the project, and has tabbed Jackson | Main Architecture for the design, which currently calls for 95 apartments and 5,000 square feet of ground-level retail.

The breakdown of residential units in the preferred option calls for 21 studios, 14 open one-bedroom, 40 classic one-bedroom, and 20 two-bedroom apartments. Parking for 20 vehicles would be provided.

The existing structure — now home to Manhattan Express — would be demolished. As part of the Uptown rezone passed by the city council last October, the site was included in a small area north of Seattle Center, that saw maximum building heights more than double from 40 to 85 feet.

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Early Design Guidance Presentation — 631 Queen Anne Ave. N. (Feb. 7, 2018) by QueenAnneMagnoliaNews on Scribd