On November 14, Emerald Bay Equity and Skidmore Janette will present their plans for a mixed-use project called Iron Flats to the design review board for early design guidance.
The plans call for a seven-story building with 231 residential units and 132 below-grade parking stalls at 802 NE 66th Street in Roosevelt close to I-5. Plans also call for bike storage and multiple rooftop decks and green spaces for residents. The preferred design calls for a three-building complex linked by central courtyard and entranceway.
While the proximity to I-5 might dampen some of the residential views, commuters should appreciate the easy access it will give them. The impending light rail station for the neighborhood will be a walkable distance away as well.
This kind of large-scale project is a sign of things to come for neighborhoods receiving better public transportation options like Roosevelt. The single family homes and low-rise apartment buildings are giving way to larger commercial and residential structures like these in order to accommodate the growing population and it’s need to live close to transit.