Don’t get too nostalgic looking back at the year that was in Capitol Hill development in 2013 — there’s more work to do. Wednesday night, a four-story apartment project slated to replace the former Chutney’s restaurant at 15th Ave E and E Mercer will be weighed by the design review board for a third time. We wrote about the 605 15th Ave E’s ultimately failed attempt in September to vault this last step in the review process here: Gateway *and* terminus, what the 15th/Mercer Chutney’s building will look like.
Design Proposal (86 MB)
According to the report on the September meeting, developers Stream Real Estate nailed down the “terminus” element well enough but left the board wanting more for the project’s northern and western walls facing the neighborhood’s more “residential” streets. Wednesday night, the East Design Board will weigh in on whether Nicholson Kovalchick’s new friendlier setback treatment for the “gateway” walls are good enough to move forward.