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Plans for 14 West Roy Street mixed-user curving into place

The curby mixed-use project planned in Queen Anne goes back before the design board

Back in April we saw some early designs for a curvy, eight-story mixed-use complex at 14 West Roy Street in Queen Anne. Now, R&A Development and Johnson Architecture + Planning are headed back before the design review board to get some guidance on their updated renderings and plans.

They've changed the proposal slightly, now considering 116 apartments (was 108) and 11 live/work units (was eight) as well as 8,828 square-feet of office space and 11,557 square-feet of commercial/retail space.

The plan still calls for small-scale retail along W Roy Street and 1st Avenue W with a street-front of live/work apartments and a garden terrace on W Queen Anne Driveway. The upper floors will contain commercial offices on the second story and residential apartments on the floors above. 129 parking spaces will be included below-grade.

We noted last time the design looked like a half-umbrella and the revised version is much the same, though know it looks more like an igloo profile from above.

This revised version, which they call Option 4, conforms to the curve shape of the site itself. They've recessed the lobby to make the entrance standout and widened the sidewalk so that street-level retail & live/work spaces are enhanced. There's also a 20-foot wide landscaped terrace on the western property line and smaller terraces along the north.
· 14 W Roy St [SDCI]
· Half Umbrella-Shaped Mixed-User Planned at 14 West Roy Street [CS]