Rainier Square might be turning into one tall rectangle pretty soon. Via PSBJ, Wright Runstad & Co. has released plans to build a 50-story tower with hotel building on the downtown Seattle space, which is owned by the University of Washington.
According to the committee's agenda packet, Wright Runstad's project will total 1.15 million square feet in the taller tower and a separate-but-connected 15-story hotel. The taller building will include approximately 750,000 square feet of office, 182 apartments and 30,000 square feet of retail. The luxury hotel will have 198 rooms, and the project would have a 1,200-stall parking garage. Construction is targeted for 2017 and the building would be completed in 2024. UW announced plans to add "more than 1 million square feet of office, residential, hospitality and retail space" to the 1.4-acre lot last year. And they weren't kidding. It's unclear exactly how tall the structure will be but it will almost certainly become of the seven tallest buildings in Seattle when finished.
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