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800 Columbia condo building in First Hill files for construction permits

The 30-story building is scheduled for 2020

Courtesy of LMN Architects

A high-rise condo building project planned for First Hill just filed for construction permits. When finished, 800 Columbia—located at, appropriately, Eighth Avenue and Columbia Street—will feature 287 condominiums and 295,000 square feet of space in 30 stories.

The building could be completed in 2020.

Daniels Real Estate is developing the project, designed by LMN Architects. Daniels is also behind 660-foot downtown tower The Mark (otherwise known as the F5 tower); LMN is also designing the Washington State Convention Center addition, the Seattle Aquarium’s Ocean Pavilion, the new Hyatt Regency Hotel, among others.

Swedish pension fund Alecta was set to build a 30-story tower on the site, but plans fell through sometime after passing design review in 2013. Daniels, along with partners, purchased the site last year.

Pricing on the condos will be market-based, and Kevin Daniels—the Daniels in Daniels Real Estate—told us that they’re hoping to “bring market rate housing within walking distance of Seattle’s [central business district].”

Like many new residential projects, the building will have a shared rooftop deck and amenities like a fitness center, bike storage, and a dog run.

Pricing, he told us, will vary based on unit type, size, and location within the building. Specific unit costs aren’t being released yet.

The building will have 234 below-grade parking stalls.

Roughly half the lot, anchored on the corner of Eighth and Columbia, will be devoted to public space. A lower plaza on the corner will have 6,207 square feet of space—then uphill, a smaller, 2,783-square-foot grassy plaza is located on top of the building’s fitness center.

800 Columbia is one of two condo towers planned for First Hill, and one of a handful in development that border the downtown core. A condo project on Trinity Parish’s property, also 30 stories, is being developed by Australia-based Caydon Property Group.

La-Di Development out of Taiwan is building a 16-to-18-story condo building, dubbed Koda, in the International District. In the Denny Triangle, Burrard Group’s 40-story Nexus will be ready for move-in in 2019, and is already mostly sold out.