Post navigation

Prev: (03/14/10) | Next: (03/15/10)

Ultra-efficient building planned for 15th & Madison

As was reported on this site last summer, the Bullitt Foundation had been planning to replace the small C.C. Attle’s building with “a building that performed a series of technically rigorous functions in geology, hydrology and solar applications.”

With the first design review scheduled for this week, we’ve got our first look at what they were talking about:

It’s a hyper-efficient five-story office building.  Overall the project would go beyond the standard 65′ height limit for that property, including an extra 10′ to allow more daylight into the five stories.

The preferred design outlines three separate commercial spaces at ground level with entrances off of 15th, and entrance to the offices up the hill on the Madison side:

The roof and south wall along Pike Street hold a ton of solar cells, good for up to 261,000 kilowatt-hours per year. The average single-family house consumes about 60,000 kilowatt-hours per year, so that would be enough to power more than four homes.

The developer is also exploring whether they could turn that block of 15th Avenue into a park boulevard, and remodel the small triangular McGilvra park across the street there to include different plants, more seating, and “an innovative wastewater and stormwater treatment system for the overall project.”

You can learn more and put in your comments at the design review this Wednesday.

Subscribe and support CHS Contributors -- $1/$5/$10 per month

4 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
jay
jay
10 years ago

it would be GREAT if that short block between pike and madison could be closed to auto traffic!

Michael Strangeways
Michael Strangeways
10 years ago

Just what Capitol Hill needs right now; more empty retail space because small local businesses can’t afford the rent, and chains aren’t expanding…which means it will sit vacant for 5 years before a tanning salon/payday loan/dry cleaners OR annoying upscale yuppie bar/restaurant moves in!!!

yay!!!

Finish Tag
Finish Tag
10 years ago

this isn’t some spec retail project, this is the BULLITT foundation. Chances are they’ve got this figured out.

Jay
Jay
10 years ago

It might help to actually read the blog entry before commenting Michael!