Amli plans 129 units on Pontius Ave.Daily Journal of Commerce
- August 27, 2012
- Jon Silver - Daily Journal of Commerce
Chicago developer Amli Residential has filed plans with the city of Seattle to construct a seven-story, 129-unit apartment building at 528 Pontius Ave. N. in South Lake Union.
The site is on the northwest corner of a full block owned by the Blume Co., a Seattle developer and real estate management company that had planned to incorporate the land into a three-block office, research and retail campus it had proposed before the economy soured.
The block is bounded by Mercer and Republican streets, and Pontius and Yale avenues North.
Last year Amli proposed a 175-unit apartment building on the south side of the block, at 1260 Republican St. The DJC reported at the time that Amli planned to sign a contract with Blume for a 99-year ground lease on the site.
GGLO is the architect for both apartment buildings.
Representatives from Amli and the Blume Co. did not return calls seeking comments about the projects.
Amli purchased a 199-unit apartment building across the street at 535 Pontius Ave. in 2007.
Preliminary designs for the 129-unit project show a C-shaped building with an east-facing courtyard and a possible rooftop deck. A 1,400-square-foot lobby would be at the corner of Mercer and Pontius, and street access to the 150-stall parking garage would be off Pontius at the southwest corner of the building.
In plans filed with the city, the architects say they plan a "straightforward, elegant building" with a residential character at street level.
The 20,800-square-foot site houses a small warehouse that would be demolished.
A city design review board will hold an early design guidance meeting tentatively scheduled for 8 p.m. Oct. 3 at Queen Anne Community Center, at 1901 First Ave. W.