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First and Pike hotel enters design review

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The new hotel will be across the street from Pike Place Market

Courtesy of Ankrom Moisan Architects

Add one more project to the downtown hotel construction pipeline. A 14-story hotel is planned for the southeast corner of First Avenue and Pike Street, just across the street from Pike Place Market.

A proposed design by northwest architecture firm Ankrom Moisan gives some idea of the vision.

Current plans call for a brick facade on the first two floors, occupied by 7,200 square feet of retail space. The second floor will be designed for a bar or restaurant.

Where the guestrooms start on the third floor, the building twists slightly. The triangular space created by this pivot would become a landscaped roof. These upper floors, up through 14, are dominated by steel and glass, “inspired by steel and glass pivot windows found throughout the market.”

Courtesy of Ankrom Moisan Architects

Those floors will be occupied by 121 hotel rooms, plus five residential units. At the top, a rooftop deck will include both indoor and outdoor space, plus a bar or lounge.

The project is spearheaded by Marketview Place, LLC, a partnership between Seattle Properties and Stellar Holdings that has owned the building since the 1980s.

The existing building, a three-story brick structure built in 1910, will be demolished. It’s currently home to Seattle Shirt Company, Green Tortoise Hostel, Pho Mililani, and Smoke Plus.

As of July, an operator for the hotel hasn’t been selected. Stellar didn’t immediately return a request for comment.

The project will be presented at the October 3 meeting of the Downtown Design Review Board. Construction is anticipated to begin in 2019, with an estimated completion date of 2021.