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Take a first look at Zella Apartments in Queen Anne

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The 128-apartment complex breaks ground next month

Courtesy of Pastakia and Associates and Encore Architects

Another new building is cropping up in lower Queen Anne, breaking ground in July. To match some visuals with yet another construction zone, Pastakia and Associates shared some renderings and details of the apartments-to-be.

The seven-story apartment building will sprout up at Second Avenue West and West Republican Street—currently the site of the 203 West Republican Street Apartments, which is a three-story apartment building, and a surface parking lot behind it.

When finished, the will have 128 one- and two-bedroom apartments and 38 live/work spaces, with 52 parking stalls and 33 bike parking spots.

The exterior will be composed of brick, metal panels, fiber cement panels, and cedar siding.

The project is taking advantage of both the Multifamily Tax Exemption Program and participating in new mandatory housing affordability, making about a quarter of the building’s units affordable to those making 60 to 80 percent area median income. (Exact numbers depend on family and unit size.)

Pastakia and Associates hope to achieve U.S. Green Building Council LEED for Homes certification for the project—but regardless, it has some sustainability-minded features, including LED fixtures and electric resistance heat. The landscaping focuses on native and drought-resistant ornamental plants for low water use. A green roof will also feature a solar panel array to help reduce the building’s overall power consumption.

The amenities package is about normal for new construction: A common gathering space in the lobby will have an electric fireplace. The rooftop will have a common deck with a fire pit and a dog run.

The whole project adds up to 114,000 square feet and is slated to be finished by fall 2019.

This article has been updated since its original publication to clarify use of the solar panels.