Tomorrow night the Capitol Hill Community Council’s Planning and Policy Committee will host a discussion with the developer, Point32. Point32 is a real estate company with some prominent projects lined up here on the hill; both the rehabilitation and addition of the historic Belroy Apartments and the Bullitt Foundation’s new headquarters on Madison will shift the urban fabric in their respective micro-hoods.
Bullitt Foundation director Denis Hayes, Miller Hull architect Craig Curtis, and Point32 CEO Chris Rogers will discuss the new Bullitt Foundation headquarters. The Bullitt Foundation, one of the largest enivronmental foundation’s in the country, has plans for a new headquarters at Madison and 15th, currently home to C.C. Attles (CDN coverage here). True to their mission, Bullitt wants a living building that sets a new standard in green architecture. They have also said that they hope to create a building that is “uniquely Northwest” in style. In addition to the Bullitt offices, the building will likely have retail and residential space.
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Chris Rogers and Weinstein A/U architect Lesley Bain will talk about the Belroy project. The 1931 Belroy Apartments (previous post here), at the corner of Bellevue and Roy, is set to be completely renovated, upgrading wiring and plumbing as well as adding thicker windows to mitigate the sounds of I-5. In addition Point32 plans to add two more 3-story buildings just to the North of the Bel Roy, which will house 60 additional units. They plan to respect the historic layout of the Belroy with open courtyards between the buildings. There is also talk of adding P-Patches to the currently overgrown hillside on the West side of the property.
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The Policy and Planning meeting will be at Seattle University’s new A&A Building at 12th and Marion. It is open to the public and is a great opportunity to learn about these ambitious projects that will undoubtedly shape our neighborhood.
CHCC Planning and Policy Point32 Presentation
Date:Tuesday, September 29th, 2009
Time: 5:30 – 7:30pm
Place: SU A&A, 12th and Marion
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