November 29, 2023

High-rise tower, with 212 units, tops out in Belltown

Photo courtesy of Cary Kopczynski & Co. [enlarge]

The tower is pictured post top-out.

Crews from general contractor Exxel Pacific have topped out a new 29-story apartment tower, called The Confidential, at 2315 Fourth Ave. in Belltown.

The tower is being developed by Security Properties on a parcel last home to the Two Bells Tavern. The tavern was demolished, along with an additional building, back in 2017 to make way for the new mixed-use project.

When completed, The Confidential will bring 212 apartment units to the neighborhood as well as 8,753 square feet of retail/commercial space and 16,710 square feet of offices located in a four-story podium level beneath the development’s residential element.

VIA – A Perkins Eastman Studio (formerly VIA Architecture), has designed the skyscraper which has a unique stepped design. The tower expresses itself in four distinct massing elements including the four-story brick podium, which is designed to relate to nearby low-rise historic masonry buildings, and the stepped glass tower above. The stepped massing creates a series of terraces for tenants to enjoy.

Rendering by VIA – A Perkins Eastman Studio

The tower has a unique stepped design that creates a series of terraces for tenants to enjoy.

Units range from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Apartments begin on the fifth floor at the top of the podium level. Most units have balconies.

The development also has four levels of underground parking and a total of 243 parking stalls. Amenity spaces include various terraces, a gym, and a community lounge.

Ground was broken on the tower in April 2022. Construction should wrap up in summer 2024.

The project team also includes Communita Atelier, landscape architect; GeoEngineers, geotechnical; KPFF Consulting Engineers, civil; Cary Kopczynski & Co., structural; Bush, Roed & Hitchings, surveyor; Rushing, MEP, lighting and LEED consultant; Bumgardner, interiors; JRS Engineering, envelope; and John Fleming, public art.

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