2613 3rd Avenue filled for another application today. The 185-unit apartment building will also include 2,800 square feet of retail space and require the demolition of an existing structure. Looks like a nice addition by Hewitt Architects.
Ben has some more great information on many other apartment buildings coming to the Seattle skyline.
The development team of ESCALA, the 31-story mixed-use luxury condominium project in downtown Seattle’s Midtown district, celebrated a construction milestone this week as the building rose above street level.
The eight floors of underground parking at ESCALA are complete and the ground floor of the project has been poured. The crew is currently pouring the mezzanine level and will next start work on the second-story level to be fully occupied by the private city club Club Cielo. The construction rate will proceed at a little over a week per floor for the residential units after Club Cielo’s level is complete.
“This is a major milestone for ESCALA and urban living in Seattle,” said John Midby, principal of Seattle-based LEXAS Companies, the developer of ESCALA. “We are truly delighted that people can now see the project as they walk by. It’s great to be that much closer to completing the most exciting new residential project in the city.”
ESCALA will be the tallest largest residential tower in Seattle, and was amongst the last condo developments to obtain construction financing. Located on the southeast corner of Fourth Avenue and Virginia Street, ESCALA will have 275 grand condominium homes, with private and semi-private elevator vestibules serving all homes and a 25,000-square-foot private city club, Club Cielo, which will be the first new private club to open in Seattle in decades.
Residences at ESCALA range in size from 909-square-foot, one-bedroom City Homes to three-bedroom Sky Villas at more than 3,000 square feet and penthouses of up to 16,000 square feet. Prices range from $500,000 to more than $4 million for City Homes and Sky Villas. Pricing for penthouses is available on request.
ESCALA’s 12,000-square-foot presentation center is located in the Centennial Building on the corner of Fourth Avenue and Stewart Street, and is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The presentation center features a 2,600-square-foot model residence that has been fully furnished by Masins and showcases art provided by ESCALA’s arts partner, PONCHO.
1 Bedroom 1.5 Bath $2,000,000
Square Feet: 2,815
Perched high above Seattle, enjoy spectacular views from Elliott Bay to Lake Union. Designed by renowned architect Jim Olson. Graceful spaces with exposed concrete floors & ceilings; art window shelves; gourmet kitchen with rolled steel countertops & top of the line appliances; stunning master suite with corner views featuring a dramatic walk-in glass encased shower/statuesque tub retreat with fixtures by Philippe Stark & an oversized WIC. Secured proven building with 2-car parking and storage.
Address: 2201 3rd Ave., Seattle, WA 98121
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Some might say that they don’t make them like they used to, and that’s certainly the case with the Grandview. Built in 1979, the 27-story concrete tower is located on the corner of 3rd and Blanchard. The unique location is surrounded by restaurants and just a stones throw from downtown shopping. Homes feature large windows and spacious patios. Isolated from other high-rise communities, it would be difficult to find unit without commanding city and/or sound views. The building also features an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, clubroom and large 5th floor patio.
- Year Built: 1979
- Number of Units:
- Number of Stories: 27
- Exterior: Cement/Concrete
- Parking: Common Garage
- Pets: Subj to Restrictions
- H/O Dues Included: Cable TV, Central Hot Water, Earthquake Ins., Garbage, Water/Sewer
- Common Property Features & Amenities: Cable TV, Elevator, Exercise Room, Fire Sprinklers, Hot Tub, Lobby Entrance, Pool, Rooftop Terrace
- Belltown Feed & Seed
- Buddha Belltown
- Blanchard Cleaners
- Dan’s Belltown Grocery
- Flying Fish
- Mama’s Mexican Kitchen
- Pitcairn Scott Gallery
- Salon Divas
- Tia Lou’s Mexican Restaurant
- Wally’s Grocery
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*Data is deemed to be reliable, but not guaranteed. In some cases, number of units may include commercial and residential spaces and/or height may or may not include a 13th floor.
These preliminary plans for Insignia Towers are subject to change without notice.
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Seattle City Council member Jan Drago brought up an interesting concern regarding the new South Lake Union streetcar during the release of a concept map of additional routes. She pointed out that streetcars generally travel in the center of streets rather than along sidewalks. Apparently many bicyclists have needed medical attention due to accidents and this may call for a change of the current system. However, Drago thinks designing the streetcar to travel down a median will eventually save more money and open up more space for parking.
Here is the proposed “concept” map:
The Urban Mobility Group (UMG) has recently introduced a new website for those looking to participate in Seattle’s efforts to be more pedestrian friendly. CommuteSeattle.com gives you a simple and informative website which not only makes it easy to get information on traffic and bus info, but also bicycling, walking, ferry, parking, streetcar and carpool resources. Another great feature is that the homepage also provides a calendar of events. Be sure to check it out!
These plans for Escala are preliminary and are subject to change without notice. These are floor plans for the restaurant & lounge, fitness center, lobby, wine storage and theater.