January 30, 2019

Journal Staff Reporter

As the DJC first reported two years ago, the longtime owners of the non-landmarked Hahn Building, at 103 Pike St., are planning to redevelop the site with a high-rise hotel overlooking the Pike Place Market.

The likely final design review will be at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 in City Hall’s Bertha Knight Landes Room, at 600 Fourth Ave. Ankrom Moisan has done most of the design work thus far. Local developer Stellar Holdings just announced that Graham Baba has now joined the design team. Spectrum Development Solutions has also been working on the project.

The plan is for a 14-story tower with retail/restaurant space, 154 rooms and one apartment on the top floor. There will also be a large roof deck with bar,
plus a terrace at the third-floor level. The first two levels are programmed as restaurant, retail and lobby space.

The voluntary setbacks are about the same as at the last design review in 2018. New are the non-reflective glass, more windows on the alley, a curb-less
sidewalk treatment on Pike, two feet added to the alley on the east (facing the Newmark condominium tower), reconfigured retail space, a slightly
smaller roof deck, wider sidewalks on First and a different window treatment for the first two floors.

Total project size is about 80,000 square feet, including the roof deck and two service levels below grade. No parking is required or included.

The 1897 Hahn building, on the southeast corner of First Avenue and Pike Street, is outside the Pike Place Market Historical District. Lars Jonsson of Stellar, and partner Doug Buck, bought it in 1986 for $1.2 million.

Exxel Pacific is the general contractor. The team also includes Hewitt, landscape architect; Navix, civil engineer; Rushing Co., plumbing and mechanical engineer; and Emerald City Engineers, electrical.

The unnamed project could break ground late this year. No hotel operator has been announced.  Hostel tenant Green Tortoise has been seeking a new location; its lease runs through April of next year.

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