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Office tower topping South Lake Union’s 1929 Firestone building

The terra-cotta facade and second floor windows will be retained

Perkins + Will

Last week we saw the latest plans for a Martin Selig project that was being reduced. To bring balance back to the Seattle real estate scene, now let’s look at a Martin Selig project that will be adding stories.

Martin Selig Real Estate filed plans for the old Firestone auto care center at 400 Westlake Avenue N. in South Lake Union and will present them to the design review board on December 14. The proposal will take the the 1929 structure and drop a 160-foot office tower right on top of it, so to speak.

Perkins + Will

Since the building is in the process of being designated as a Seattle landmark, they’ll be preserving the terra-cotta facade and second floor windows. The F logos representing Firestone will also be retained. Aside from that, however, the project will add 230,000-square-foot of office space in a rising tower designed by Perkins + Will.

Perkins + Will

Selig told DJC that he’ll build without a tenant, given the popularity and interest of the neighborhood He also hopes to break ground next year and finish construction is around 15 months.

Plans also call for 9,200 square-feet of ground floor retail and three levels of underground parking for roughly 140 vehicles. Selig says he’s already spoken with a few interested retailers, including a supermarket.