When the market dropped in 2007, it looks like plans for a residential tower at Sixth & Wall went with it. Then, Laconia Development decided to renew their plans, which included a state-of-the-art parking system that automatically stows a resident's car with the swipe of a key card. Laconia moves one step closer to making the project happen when they take revised renderings and plans before the design review board on January 6 for recommendation. The triangle-shaped project just blocks from the Space Needle will total 43-stories, 39 of which will be home to 400 apartments ranging from 327 sq. ft. studios to 1,260 two-bedrooms. Also included will be 1,941 sq. ft. of commercial space and a unique rooftop with multiple levels. Unfortunately, that state-of-the-art parking garage has been scrapped due to lack of space and will instead feature six below-grade parking levels with car elevators operated by valets. Still sounds pretty fancy to us.
· Tall tower on tiny site by Space Needle will be apartments [PSBJ]
· Laconia Revives 38-Story Icon Tower Plans At 6th & Wall [CS]