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Original Red Robin Site Mixed-User Hopes Students Still Cross the Bridge

Once the home of the very first Red Robin restaurant, this Eastlake spot now wants to be a place where you bring your meals home to.

A Red Robin once brought people together at 3272 Fuhrman Avenue E in Eastlake, just off the University Bridge. The original restaurant in what would become a national chain, it was eventually closed in 2010 and was demolished in 2014. The next chapter for this storied Seattle spot?

What else, apartments.

b9 architects bring designs for a two-structure mixed-use complex on the property back before the design review board this evening for what they hope will be a recommendation.

Amongst the two structures will be 61 apartments (including studio,1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units), below-grade parking for 22 vehicles, and one street-level commercial space located at the corner of Eastlake Avenue E and Fuhrman Avenue E. A courtyard will exist between the two buildings along with a boardwalk-style path that connectsg round floor units to a stairway that leads out of the complex.

Builders hope to achieve 4-Star Built Green standards and also call for an open space to the west. The lack of parking spaces will be accommodated for with 70 bicycle stalls.

The location used to attract students from UW to cross the bridge just to hang out. Now the hope is that they'll still cross the bridge but perhaps call this lot home.
· 3272 Fuhrman Ave E [DPD]
· Goodbye Red Robin, Hello Shiny New Apartments [TU]
· Original Red Robin restaurant to close March 21 [ST]