December 18, 2019

Real Estate Editor
Rendering by Hewitt [enlarge]

The 182-unit apartment building would have a 3,000-square-foot terrace overlooking Lake Union.

A proposed apartment building at 2517 Eastlake Ave. E. has its second and likely final design review today.

The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Seattle University’s Admissions & Alumni Building, 824 12th Ave.

Washington Holdings and Meriwether Partners own the corner site, at East Louisa Street, via LLCs.

Carl Pollard is leading the development effort, with Hewitt as architect and landscape architect. Exxel Pacific is the general contractor

The basic program is unchanged: a five- to seven-story building with 182 units, two levels of underground parking with 99 stalls, and about 2,500 square feet of retail.

The old SPRAG building and a corner retail complex would be removed.

Because of the site’s split zoning, the building would step up in height from five stories at the dead end of Louisa to seven stories on the corner. Most of the facade on the slope down Eastlake will reach five stories. Parking will be accessed from Louisa.

Units would range from studios to two bedrooms. Some would have balconies and private terraces. A west-facing terrace for all tenants totals almost 3,000 square feet and would overlook Lake Union.

Excluding the parking, project size would to be around 140,000 square feet.

Green features include bike parking with 166 stalls and landscaped roofs. The unnamed project would aim to meet Built Green 4 Star standards.

The team also includes Bush, Roed & Hitchings, surveyor; Terra Associates, geotechnical engineer; Terracon, shoring; Yu & Trochalakis, structural engineer; Navix, civil engineer; Rushing, MEP engineer and sustainability; Bee Consulting, building envelope; and Susan Marinello Interiors.

Brian Miller can be reached by email at or by phone at (206) 219-6517.