Tonight, Wood Partners and Hewitt Architects take their plans for a 400-foot-tall tower at 1631 Second Ave. before the design review board for early guidance. The project, now known as 2nd + Stewart, will be 39 stories tall and contain approximately 230 apartments, 1,000 sq. ft. of ground-level retail and 125-140 parking stalls. The most striking aspect of early renderings is the way the building will cantilever over the trapezoid-shaped Broadacres Building next door by 20 feet. The preferred architecture gives the tower some jagged edges and standout shapes while those residential units near the top are sure to fetch a high price-tag over those views.
· Proposed Seattle apartment tower is a bit of a 'stretch' [PSBJ]
· Wood Partners Plan Residential Tower at 1613 Second Avenue [CS]