Amazon isn't the only new tenant in Denny Triangle but their arrival has hastened plans for various projects in and around them. Two of those projects have submitted to the design review board for early guidance meetings this week.
First up, Ninth & Lenora, a proposed 40-story, 430-unit apartments tower that will include 232 below-grade parking spot, 6,400 sq. ft. of retail space and a rooftop deck. The project site also sits across from a wedge of land proposed to be a City of Seattle park, which may factor in to the street-level design and retail offerings. Architect Weber Thompson will meet with the board on February 18.
Next up, 2220 8th Avenue, a 40-story 450 unit apartment tower with an eight story below grade parking garage providing approximately 450 parking stalls. Located just around the corner from Whole Foods and across the street from Phases 2 & 3 of Amazon's campus, it's a solid spot to bridge Denny Triangle and South Lake Union. They're currently considering from three designs, Ellipse/Rectangular, Orthogonal and Pure Ellipse. Clise Properties and Graphite Design Group go before the board on February 18 as well.
· Ninth & Lenora [Seattle.gov]
· 2220 8th Avenue [Seattle.gov]