Those who have, or may be considering a purchase at the Escala should be aware of a new project that may be built just a block away at the northeast corner of 3rd and Virginia by Ankrom Moison Associated Architects. The new apartment building’s design show that it will tower over be higher than the Escala building by 120 feet and also be the tallest apartment building in Seattle. The 450 foot tower is to include 421 residential rental units and 40 hotel rooms.
However, this may be one of those projects that never gets built. The development has been going through the review process since August 16th, 2005, and it’s last review was an approved zoning review completed on August 22nd, 2007. But, it’s still best to look into this further if it may affect your existing or potential view.