Last night, Chinn Investments and Hewitt Architects presented plans for their massive residential/hotel project at between 10th Avenue South and 12th Avenue South, and South Jackson Street and South Main Street to the design review board for early design guidance.
Dubbed Asian Plaza Redevelopment or 12th & Jackson for now, current plans call for 240 residences, 180 hotel rooms, and commercial square-footage designated for a grocery, theater, childcare center, and restaurants. Plansl also call for a pedestrian connection that bisects the development and 600+ below-grade parking spots.
The project will be built in phases and existing, longtime retail tenants will be able to stay in business during Phase 1 construction with the potential to relocate. Viet Wah Supermarket will anchor the new retail plaza. Plans also call for a percentage of the housing to be built as affordable housing per Seattle's HALA ordinance.
Ultimately the goal is for the new development to maintain the historical impact of the International District without disrupting longtime tenants and neighborhood life as much as possible.
· 1032 S Jackson Street [DPD]
· Asain Plaza Redevelopment [ADR]