A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by THA Architecture to discuss an office development at 2030 NW 17th Ave. The development by Project^ would include two separate buildings over a shared below grade parking structure. Uses shown on plan at the ground floor include retail spaces, two cafes, a library, a meeting hall and a childcare area. Overall the project would include around 300,000 sq ft of leasable space.
The project site is a 91,540 sq ft strip of land sandwiched between NW Front Ave and the BNSF railway tracks. The site is currently vacant, and has never been intensively developed. In 2013 the site was rezoned from Heavy Industrial (IH) to Central Employment with a Design overlay (EXd). A previous scheme for the site, Front 17, had two advisory Design Advice Request hearings, but was never submitted for Design Review.
The Pre-Application Conference [PDF] is scheduled for July 7, 2015 at 8:30 AM. The project will be required to go through a Type III Design Review, with public hearings before the Design Commission. A Design Advice Request is currently scheduled for August 6th.
Correction: This article originally identified the developer as Guardian Real Estate Services, who were behind a previous proposal for the site. The developer of this building is Project^.