Reminder: 1021 E Pine design review — Plus, MLK/Union development

Wednesday night, the East Design Design Review Board will get its first official looks at two development projects destined to change their very different corners of the area — the 1021 E Pine office and preservation project planned to rise above Pike/Pine and The Madrona Company’s planned transformation of a lot used as a community garden into a new, four-story apartment building at MLK and Union.

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CHS has covered the twists and turns as the ambitious project to fuse two structures with long histories on 11th Ave into one new-era office building has moved forward. The five-story project is now ready for its debut in the public process having earned community support for the likely “high financial commitment” required to achieve the “visionary” plan.

Review Meeting: February 26, 6:30 pm
Seattle University
1000 E. James St.
Student Center Multi Purpose Room #210
Review Phase: EDG–Early Design Guidance
Project Number: 3016229 permit status | notice
Planner: Shelley Bolser

Developers and real estate owners Legacy Properties and architects Ankrom Moison will come to Wednesday’s meeting hoping to win preliminary support from the board from a slate of zoning departures necessary to achieve their preferred plan. The early design guidance session could be easy sailing for the project — community group the Pike/Pine Urban Neighborhood Council says the real test will come in the next phase of the review as the board looks at the plans for materials and finishings on the 97,000 square-foot project.

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The empty lot at MLK and Union once home to the Green Plate Special “garden-to-table” program’s field of plenty is planned to be home to a project from developer Marty Liebowitz’s The Madrona Company that will create a “4-story structure containing 50 residential units and 7,500 sq. ft. of commercial space” with underground parking for 25 vehicles.

Review Meeting: February 26, 8:00 pm
Seattle University
1000 E. James St.
Student Center Multi Purpose Room #210
Review Phase: EDG–Early Design Guidance
Project Number: 3015747 permit status | notice
Planner: Bruce Rips

Back in 2008, The Stranger gave Liebowitz the title of “coolest developer in Seattle,” for his ideas to add cheap music practice spaces for “the rock-and-roll kids” who make only 10 to 20 thousand dollars a year. It’s unclear whether that vision is still a part of the design, though, as the building’s plans have undergone changes since the post.

The Madrona Company also built the Central District’s Yesler Mews and Madrona’s Bowling Green building.

2 thoughts on “Reminder: 1021 E Pine design review — Plus, MLK/Union development

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