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23rd & Union Mixed-User Looking For Rezone Approval

Right now on the corner of 23rd Avenue and Union Street, you'll find a gas station, community garden area, and a building that used to be a boxing gym. Lake Union Partners and architect Weinstein A+U are getting close to approval for plans to build a six-story mixed-use complex there instead. They take their plans to the design review board Wednesday evening looking for rezone approval in order to make it happen. They also shared some renderings that give us a good idea of what it will look like when it's built. Dubbed East Union, building plans call for 144 "market-rate" apartments, amenty spaces, a landscaped courtyard, roof terrace, ground-level commercial space and below-grade parking for 148 vehicles. Currently zoned for 40 feet, Lake Union Partners is looking for rezone approval to 65 feet. Based on the renderings, it looks like they're hoping to attract some kind of market as the anchor tenant, which is apparently off-setting local concerns about the structure itsef.

· 2220 E. Union Street [DPD]
· With one six-story apartment building at 23rd and Union now open, here's what the second will look like [CHS]