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Midtown Seattle Developments

Over the next few years Seattle’s “Midtown” district may experience a spate of new construction activity from several new high-rise developments under proposal. Midtown is roughly the area where Denny Triangle, Belltown and the Retail District converge. One of the projects in particular will provide a refreshing change to Seattle’s skyline.

Midtown Seattle condos

1. Escala: 30-story upscale condominium. Developer: Lexas Companies.

2. Pagoda Tower: 40-story hotel/condo with 200 hotel rooms, 200 condos, part of a 1/2 block $900 million development. The 500′ project includes a 9-level hotel, a 30-level condominium and ground-floor retail space. Developer: Multi Capital / Hummingbird Advisors.

3. Heron Tower (5th & Stewart): 46-story 5-star hotel/condo with 190 hotel rooms and 175 condos, part of a 1/2 block $900 million development. Construction is slated to start either 2nd Qtr of 2008 or 2009. Developer: Multi Capital / Hummingbird Advisors. Architect: Ismael Leyva Architects of New York.

Multi Capital is the financial backer for the 45-story Trump Tower Philadelphia project currently under construction.

Heron Tower Rendering:

The project has new renderings from those posted below. Click here to see the latest renderings.

Heron Tower Seattle Midtown Heron Tower Hotel Condo

Renderings courtesy of Ismael Leyva Architects.

4. 2105 6th Ave: Two 24-story apartment towers with 600 units. Construction is expected to start in early 2009 with a late 2010 completion date. Developer: Pine Street Group. Architect: GGLO.

An Early Design Review meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, October 30th at 5:30 PM at Seattle City Hall in Room L280 the Bertha Landes Room.

5. 7th at Westlake: 45-story office/condo tower with 365 units on the upper floors. Developer: Clise Properties.

6. The Martin: 23-story condo tower with 172 units. On hold. Developer: Vulcan.

There’s another project proposed at the corner of 3rd & Virginia (where the directional arrow points to in the above map) for a 43-story apartment/hotel tower with 430 apt units and 40 hotel rooms. Originally expected to be completed in 2009, it may be delayed as there was a recent land use application for one of the parcels to be used as parking for up to two-years.

Time will tell if there will be sufficient buyer demand for over a 1,000 upper-end units in the Midtown district, especially considering the 1000s more being developed or proposed in the Retail, Denny Triangle, 2nd Ave/Market , Denny Way and SLU districts.

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  1. Josh says:

    Does anyone actually call this area “Midtown” besides Realogics?

  2. Terrence says:

    Damn, Josh, beat me to it. …and to answer, not that I know of

  3. Ben_Kakimoto says:

    Guess I’m guilty of perpetuating the name, though I did use parentheses. For folks not familiar with the area, there is no such district known as “Midtown”…yet. It is a made up marketing name to describe the area.

  4. Kim says:

    City neighborhoods find definition in many ways….it’s fascinating how it happens in so many different ways. When did Belltown switch from Denny Regrade? Is there a Market District or is it the West Edge, or just Downtown. Will Midtown be on a City map one day or will Dean rename it Clisetown?

  5. John says:

    Has Dean considered “Upper Eastside” for First Hill?

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