Because South Lake Union doesn't have nearly enough towers planned, developer Mack Urban has submitted plans to build a 43-story, 430-unit residential building at 1001 John St. Along with the residences, plans call for 2,800 square feet of retail and 300 underground parking spaces. The standout feature of the property is a 53-foot grade hill climb (with elevator) between John Street and Terry Avenue North alongside the tower. A public plaza will connect the property to John Street and The Seattle Times park. According to Mack Urban VP Martha Barkman, it's all about integrating the project into the walkable surroundings of the neighborhood and the city. An early design guidance meeting will be held Sept. 30 where Mack Urban and architect CollinsWoerman will present their initial designs.
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