The planned 725,000 square-foot office tower at Second Avenue and University Street now known as 2 And U (instead of 2&U), is back before the design review board next Tuesday looking for recommendations on how to proceed.
The project, a collaboration between land owner Samis Foundation and developer Skanska, looks like it's come down a little bit in terms of available square-footage. Once including 725,000 square-feet of office space, plans now call for 671,000 square-feet of office space as well as 18,500 square feet of retails space and 476 below-grade parking spots.
Revised plans seem to have opened up the plaza space on the ground level, allowing for more pedestrian traffic. The plaza will include restaurants, retail shops and other public amenity spaces. Up top, the high-rise canopy was adjusted to provide better skyline views.
The plan is still to complete construction in time for a 2019 opening. Pickard Chilton is the lead architect on the project with Kendall / Heaton Associates, Swift Company, and Graham Baba Architect involved as well.
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· Here's How Skanska's 2&U Tower Will Look in Seattle's Skyline [CS]