Pepsi Blocks Phase IA Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the first phase of in the Pepsi Blocks, part of a nearly five acre masterplan which was approved in 2018. Phase IA will include an eight-story, 85’ tall building with approximately 200 residential units (including 80 bedrooms of affordable housing); 16,000 sq ft of retail space; two levels of below-grade parking for over 200 vehicles and 260 bicycles; the restoration of the existing mid-century bow truss Pepsi pavilion building; a publicly accessible plaza; and portions of a woonerf along NE Pacific St. The project is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties.

Pepsi Blocks Phase 1A
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Morningstar at Laurelhurst Receives Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the Morningstar at Laurelhurst, a proposed senior living facility on NE Sandy Blvd. The five story building, being designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects for Morningstar Senior Living, would include 113 units of memory care and assisted living. Approximately 70 vehicular parking spaces would be provided in a single level below-grade garage.

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Grand Avenue Mixed Use Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments, an 8-story development designed by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for developer Fairfield Residential. The 92′-5″ tall project will include 170 residential units over ground floor retail. 52 vehicular parking spaces and 136 long-term bike parking will be provided.

The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Masterplan for Pepsi Blocks Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks, a 4.97 acre site on NE Sandy Blvd. The masterplan is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties, both based in Seattle. The plan was approved through a Planned Development Bonus Review, a new provision in the zoning code which is available on large sites with mixed use zoning. In return for providing publicly accessible open space, affordable housing, and energy efficient buildings the developers are allowed to construct buildings of up to 120′ in height.

Five new buildings of up to 120′ are proposed, providing residential units, retail space, offices, live-work space and below grade parking. Depending on the ultimate split between office and residential, and the size of the residential units built, the site could provide between 485 and 1,297 housing units.

Pepsi Blocks

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Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments go in front of Design Commission (images)

A proposed development in the Central Eastside has gone in front of the Design Commission for three Design Advice Request (DAR) meetings. The 8-story Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments are being designed by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for developer Fairfield Residential. As presented at its most recent DAR, the project would include 170 residential units, over approximately 5,000 sq ft of retail space. 51 vehicular parking spaces would be provided in a garage, located partially below grade. The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Pepsi Blocks Receive Design Advice (images)

Design Advice has been offered for the redevelopment of the 4.97 acre Pepsi Bottling plant site on NE Sandy Blvd. The Pepsi Blocks masterplan is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties, both based in Seattle. Five new buildings of up to 120′ are proposed, providing residential units, retail space, offices, live-work space and below grade parking. The project will required to comply with the city’s Inclusionary Housing policies, which require either 8% of units to be affordable to people earning 60% of area median income or 15% affordable to people earning 80% of area median income.

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Glisan Street Apartments Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved a 5-story, 64’ tall mixed use building in the Kerns neighborhood, designed by C2K Architecture for Green Light Development. The project, currently known as the Glisan Street Apartments, will include 86 residential units as well as ground floor retail. 22 vehicular parking spaces will be provided in an at-grade garage, accessed from NE 15th Ave. 132 long term bike parking spaces will be provided, split between 88 spaces in a bike room, 42 spaces in the residential units and 2 spaces in the retail area.

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13th & Burnside Mixed Use Receives Design Advice (images)

A proposed mixed use building at NE 13th & E Burnside has gone before the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The project design is by Seattle-based Encore Architects for developer Alliance Realty Partners. The building will include 208 apartment units and 129 vehicular parking spaces. Retail, amenity spaces and live/work units are proposed at the ground level.

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Design Commission approves Jantzen Apartments (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Jantzen apartments, a new mixed use building by SERA Architects for developer Mapleton Waterloo. The 6 story building would include 212 residential units, including 5 ground-level apartments oriented to the courtyard. Approximately 6,000 sq ft of retail space will be located at the ground level facing NE Glisan St and 20th Ave. Live/work units will front onto NE Hoyt St and 21st Ave. 120 below-grade parking stalls are proposed, along with 235 long-term bike parking spaces.

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