We fully admit that trying to keep track of every project currently in the planning stages or under construction in Denny Trinagle and South Lake Union is a bit of a fool's errand, but, we decided to give it a shot nonetheless. As best we could, we put together the below map that shows you just how many upcoming projects are going to reshape the neighborhoods, skylines and shape of Seattle. Think of the notable company (Vulcan, Amazon, Touchstone, Trammell Crow, Paul Allen Institute) and they've probably got a building in the works here. Believe it or not, there's still room to add more skyscrapers and towers (and we're sure someone will). There's a decent chance we left out a project or six, so if you see anything notable that's missing, please, let us know.Read More
Mapping Every Major Upcoming Denny Triangle/SLU Project
Touchstone's mixed use development on the half block bordered by Stewart Street, Boren Avenue and Howell Street will include approximately 300K sq. ft. of office space in an 11-story tower, 390K sq. ft. of residential space in a 36-story tower and approximately 600 below-grade parking spaces. A rooftop terrace is planned for the area between the two towers.
Touchstone's Hill7 will include an 11-story office building with 300K square feet of space as well as a 14-story Hilton Garden hotel with 222 rooms. There will also be some retail space and 335 underground parking stalls.
Trammell Crow's plans for this 21-story tower include nearly 332,400 square feet of office space. They chose to begin building even without pre-leasing any of it. Ballsy.
8th & Howell Hotel Project
The long-gestating project formerly known as Ninth & Stewart is now 8th & Howell. Plans call for 1,270 hotel rooms, 114,000 sq. ft. of meeting and ballroom space, ground-level retail and restaurants and five levels of below-grade parking with approximately 450 stalls and employee support facilities. The 500-foot hotel tower would be tied with 1918 Eighth Avenue as the 13th-tallest buildings in Seattle.
Seattle Times HQ Residential Towers
At 1,945 units, this complex would be the largest residential project in the downtown Seattle area. The project as proposed will include a total of four residential towers over a mixed-use podium – two towers per site. The centerpiece of the development will be the existing 1931 Seattle Times office building which will be restored and incorporated into the development.
Amazon's Downtown Campus
This sprawling four-block (and maybe not done growing) campus now includes nearly 4.1 million square feet of space. They recently added the block bounded by Seventh and Eighth avenues and Bell and Blanchard streets. And please do not forget the massive futuristic spheres planned between 6th Avenue & 7th Avenue and between Blanchard & Lenora streets.
Amazon's 1915 Terry Office
Amazon recently signed a 10-year lease for 1915 Terry Ave., which is owned by Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Amazon will occupy the entire 270,000-square-foot building. Even though the building already exists, a city permit to begin “substantial alterations” means we can expect to see a lot of changes ahead.
Vulcan's Denny Park Complex
Vulcan is still deciding between two options for this project. The first option would break down as 420K sq. ft. of office space in a 240-foot-tall building, 460K sq. ft. of residential units in a 400-foot-tall tower, 30K sq. ft. of street-level retail space along Westlake and Denny, and approximately 800 underground parking spaces. The second option would have about 570K sq. ft. of offices in two buildings, plus 30K sq. ft. of retail along Westlake and Denny, and approximately 600 parking spaces underground. With either option, Vulcan is looking for an alley vacation in order to make it a pedestrian walkway.
RBF Property Group is planning to build this 42-story tower, which will include a 78-room hotel, 95 condos and 9,600 square feet of retail and restaurant space. The lobby, restaurant, and hotel services will occupy the first and second floors, with hotel rooms on floors three through seven, and residences and residential amenities occupying the building's remaining 35 floors. The building may also include a fitness club, spa, rooftop deck, and a concierge service for both hotel guests and condo residents.
The first half of this complex, a 41-story tower which includes a 7th floor terrace that acts as a private park in the sky, is complete and more than 50% sold. The second tower will be done by early 2016.
Crescent Heights Residential Project
Miami-based luxury condo developer Crescent Heights wants in on all this Denny Triangle tower-building action. That's why they just paid $18.5M total to two different sellers on the northwest corner of Minor Avenue and Stewart Street. At just over six-tenths of an acre, the developer plans to turn that lot into either a "high-rise condo or apartment project."
MacFarlane Partners Residential Tower
The plan calls for 328 residential units, five of which will be live/work, as well as 4,717 sq. ft. of retail and below-ground parking for 170 vehicles. The two-story building currently on the lot that is home to City Hardware and Kaufer's Religious Supplies will be demolished.
Stanford Hotels Project
The Stanford Hotels Corp. hotel will include approx. 283 rooms, a conference center, restaurant and roof garden. The total square-footage will top out around 139K. No word yet on the official tenant.
GID's Mixed-Use Tower
When completed in 2015, the 355-unit complex will be directly across the street from the upcoming 3.3-million-square-foot Amazon campus. The building will also come with 4,200 square feet of retail space as well as 242 parking spots.
Sugar Mountain HQ
Sugar Mountain, the parent company behind Beecher's and the Maximus/Minimus food truck, has hired Mallet Construction to renovate a building at 2121 Westlake Ave. Formerly an office building & auto shop, they're adding two floors to the structure, bringing the total to approx. 27K sq. ft. The food company bought the property in 2012 for $4.4M.
Cornish College Dorm Tower
Cornish College of the Arts's new 422-bed residential tower is actually more than the school needs, so they'll be leasing space to City University as well. The building will also include office and classroom spaces.
Compass on Dexter
Opening in Oct. 2014, Compass on Dexter will provide 72 units of affordable housing for families and individuals in South Lake Union, including 54 units for families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and 18 units for income-qualified households.
Amazon.com Campus Phase VIII
A 12-story, 312,000 square foot building with 4,000 square feet of retail and parking for 442 vehicles. GLY Construction is handling construction and Amazon hopes to move in by Late 2015.
Amazon.com Campus Phase VII
A 12-story building with 302,000 square feet of office space, 4,500 square feet of retail and parking for 429 vehicles. Turner Construction is in charge of building the Vulcan property and should be ready later in 2015.
Amazon.com Campus Phase VI
Two, six story office buildings with 365,000 square feet of office space and 15,000 square feet of retail and a pedestrian connection at the 3rd and 4th levels with 15,000 square feet of retail.
The Allen Institute for Brain Science HQ
Plans call for three primary research lab 'towers within a glass & natural stone "container" surrounded by two paved plazas and a planted landscape space with a water feature. One unique feature is a media wall that will transmit images that change as pedestrians walk along it.
400 Fairview will be a 13-story tower with 320,000 square fee of office space and 17,000 sqft of ground floor retail. SkB Architects designed the project. Skanska USA is the builder and developer.
This new apartment building will be a seven-story, 279-unit space, and have two levels of below grade parking with 290 spaces. Building amenities will include two rooftop decks and gardens with seating, a hearth and barbecue station.
The Troy Laundry Block
The 800,000-square-foot project complex will consist of a 12-story building and a 13-story building between Boren and Fairview Avenues and Harrison and Thomas streets. Between the two buildings will be a courtyard pedestrians can walk through. Inside the buildings you'll find offices and 4,000 square feet of street retail.
8th & Republican
The development will feature 211 units in an 8-story, high-quality concrete structure with two levels of below-grade parking and 13,000 square feet of retail space. Amenities will include a large landscaped courtyard at ground level, multiple lounge areas, abundant bicycle parking plus maintenance shop, and a unique "stepped" roof terrace.
Vulcan's Block 56E
This 23/24-story residential tower will include somewhere between 285 and 300 apartments, 225 spaces of underground parking, a solarium and rooftop amenity space. Runberg Architecture Group is designing and Lease Crutcher Lewis is handling pre-construction.
Vulcan's Block 38
This one will be a 12-story building with 322K sq. ft. of office space, 17K sq. ft. of retail space and 330 below-grade parking spaces. The preferred design calls for a "shifted tower" to help create a better pedestrian street level experience. NBBJ is the architect and GLY Construction will handle construction.
Vulcan's Block 37
Block 37 will include a 16-story building with roughly 230 residential units, 14,150 square feet of commercial/retail space and 350 below-grade parking stalls.
Vulcan's Block 31
Block 31 (625 Boren Ave.) will include around 375 residential units, 16,725 square feet of commercial/retail space and a 400-stall parking garage.
Vulcan's Block 25
An approximately 250-unit complex on the easternmost side with 5,400 sq. ft. of retail and approx. 255 underground parking units.
Vulcan's Twin Office Buildings
Preliminary plans call for two seven-story, 195,000 square-foot office buildings with 2,000 square feet. of street retail as well as 290 underground parking spaces, one at 300 8th Ave. N and the other at 333 8th Ave. N.
Wilshire Capital Mixed-Use Project
The project seeks to develop 230-240 units of urban multifamily housing within this established residential neighborhood. Will include approximately 5,500 sq. ft. of retail/restaurant. The building plans to offer several amenities, including a fitness area, a bicycle service and storage area and a significant common recreation area at the roof level of the project.
Ninth & Lenora
Located in the heart of Denny Triangle, the audacious project will include 396 residential units, 6.5 levels of below-grade parking, 7,760 sq. ft. of retail space, an amenities terrace and a roof deck. The amenities terrace will be home to a bar, sports lounge, fitness center, dog park/wash, sunning deck and water feature. Meanwhile, roof deck plans call for a club room, dining & bar area and lounge area. A park created by Seattle Parks & Recreation is planned for the corner outside the lobby.
The proposed development at 1200 Stewart Street consists of two, 35-story, mixed-use, residential and hotel towers above a 5-story podium. Two towers are planned for 338 residential units above a 260-room hotel. Building services, a loading dock for each tower, parking for 915 vehicles, 169 bicycles, and residential storage units are located below grade and accessed via Minor Avenue.
Laconia LLC had initially planned a 30-story project for a small triangle-like property at 600 Wall St., but shelved that when the Great Recession hit. Now Laconia plans to build a 38-story project with 310 units on the property. Along with five levels of above-ground parking, the complex will also feature a mechanical parking system that would automatically stow a resident's car with the swipe of a key card.
The proposal is for a 40-story, 475' tall mixed-use building containing approximately 412 residential units, 3,000 sq. ft. of retail, and 412 parking spaces in an above and below-grade garage.
Clise Data Center at 2229 Sixth Ave.
Clise has filed plans for an 11-story data center. The 165K-square-foot building will include 10K square feet of street-level retail and 32 underground parking spaces as well as a water-based heating system.
2202 8th Ave.
Plans call for a 39-story building containing about 430 dwelling units, above 8,830 sq. ft. of retail space at ground level. Parking for 433 vehicles below grade and surface parking for 2 vehicles to be provided. Project also includes 61,700 cu. yds. of grading.