May 31, 2023

Exxel Pacific to build 169 Fremont units

Real Estate Editor
Rendering by MG2 and Jones Architecture [enlarge]

Retail and commercial bays will face south to 36th (in foreground).

Fremont’s old Harvey Family Funeral Home, at 508 N. 36th St., is bound for demolition — possibly before year’s end. Prometheus Real Estate is planning to redevelop with apartments, and this week applied for its master use permit.

Another round of design review seems likely for the seven-story, 169-unit proposal from designers MG2 and Jones Architecture, of Portland, the design architect.

Exxel Pacific is newly listed as the general contractor, on a team that also includes SeaLevel Properties, the local multifamily partner; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, structural and civil engineer; Place (of Portland), landscape architect; Emerald City Engineers, MEP; Bee Consulting, energy consulting and envelope; GeoEngineers, geotechnical; and Terrane, surveyor.

Recent SEPA filings include a tentative schedule for phased permitting whereby shoring and excavation could begin late this fall. Construction would last about 24 months.

Units look to run from studios to two-bedrooms; individual sizes aren’t yet detailed.

One level of underground parking would have 65 stalls, to be accessed from Dayton Avenue North, on the building’s west side. Tenants would have 103 bike stalls in the garage. At grade, near the lobby, would be another 65 bike stalls. The lobby itself would face east to Evanston Avenue North.

Facing south to 36th would be about 7,500 square feet for retail, restaurant or commercial use. A roof deck on the building’s southeast corner would have some 1,356 square feet. All that, plus amenities but not the parking, total about 162,614 square feet.

The Mandatory Housing Affordability fee hasn’t yet been calculated. Prometheus, of the Bay Area, may instead be planning to include affordable units.

Meanwhile, with all the same team members, Prometheus has a seven-story, 230-unit apartment project at 3831 Stone Way N. That hasn’t yet applied for a MUP; some legacy pollution issues there may mean that the Harvey project goes first. The developer owns both sites, having paid about $37 million in separate deals.