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Second & Wall bringing 275 apartments to Belltown

The big Belltown mixed-user moves closer to approval

AvalonBay Communities and Ankrom Moisan Architects go back before the design review board this evening with revised plans for Second & Wall (previously referred to as 210 Wall Street) for a recommendation meeting.

Per the most recent proposal, plans call for a four-story mixed-use building with approximately 275 apartments, approximately 10,000 square-feet of street-level commercial space, and approximately 250 below-grade parking stalls.

The boxy design creates layers that fit together as the structure climbs and eventually becomes a tower. Along the way, they’ve categorized certain apartment units based on the quality of their views. “Panorama” apartments offer the best opportunity for unobstructed water views and will have floor-to-ceiling windows. They discern tower units as “Framed” and “Discovery” based on the types of views they offer. A window-wall system with a projected metal panel will be used in the tower to create depth around windows. Down below, brick exteriors will have a modern feel but also connect to the industrial warehouse character of Belltown’s past.

The project replaces the old McGuire Apartments, which had to be torn down in 2011 following the discovery of defective post-tensioned cables.