Lennar Multifamily Communities and Perkins + Will will bring their plans for two 32-story towers at 1101 Eighth Avenue in First Hill before the design review board on October 19. Let’s take a look at what they’ll be presenting.
The proposal calls for two residential towers on the L-shaped lot formerly owned by First Presbyterian church. The proposed development includes two 330’ residential towers on the southeast and southwest corners and a plaza on the northwest corner. Approximately 550 units are planned between the residential towers, including four townhomes in the east tower located along 8th Avenue. Six levels of below-grade parking will provide 414 parking stalls. 1,300 square-feet of retail space, which includes a small cafe, will be located on the ground floor of the west tower.
As part of a trade-off with the city for the right to build up to 330 feet and receive an alley vacation, the development will include a landscaped pocket park open to the public on the northwest corner.
Town Hall, formerly the Fourth Church of Christ Scientist, sits on the northeast corner of the block. The developer, in collaboration with Weinstein A+U, is proposing a renovation of the historic building to improve seismic performance and achieve ADA accessibility. They are also considering the addition of a new entry along the alley of the west facade, creating some synergy between Town Hall and the proposed towers.