The design process to create 400 affordable and market-rate apartment units and 59,000 square feet of commercial and community space around Capitol Hill Station will move back into motion next week. Here is what the Capitol Hill Station “transit oriented development” is planned to look like.
Architects for developers Gerding Edlen and Capitol Hill Housing have submitted the second — and final — round of design proposals for the project planned to create four new seven-story buildings on Broadway and 10th Ave just north of Cal Anderson Park. The full proposal is available here (PDF).
The first round of public review wrapped up way back in December:
We got our first look at revisions to the plans in spring as Hewitt Architects submitted a roster of planned changes based on feedback from the design review board for the project’s main Site A building along Broadway and the pedestrian plaza that will sit above the busy light rail station, hoped to create a central gathering place, a home for the Capitol Hill farmers market, and a new gateway for the adjacent Cal Anderson.
Schemata Workshop is the architect for the two buildings on 10th while Hewitt is designing the two buildings on Broadway. Berger Partnership is landscape architect for the entire site and part of the design super team working on the Capitol Hill Station development project.
Revisions included changes to plans for parking, the Broadway “pass-through,” the project’s bike racks, a better use of empty space required by Sound Transit in areas abutting its station, and refinement of the project’s “Market Hall” concept.
Another change from December is the announcement from Central Co-op that it has dropped out of the competition for what had been planned as anchor grocery store at the center of the project.
Beyond that, this is also CHS’s first look at the new designs and proposals for important elements like planned building materials and lighting so let us know what you see — or don’t see — in comments.