City of Seattle Approves A 40 Story Tower In Belltown

Could there really be a new 40 story tower coming to Belltown?

On Thursday May 5th, the Department of Planning and Development granted final design approval for a 400 foot tower located at 2116 4th Ave.  The applicant HAL Real Estate Investments plans to put 365 homes, above 2,743 square feet of retail space. This would also include 329 parking spaces. Seattle’s Weber Thompson Architects designed the building.  This adds to an already impressive resume for the Seattle firm.  Past condo projects include, Cristalla, Madison Tower and 1521 Second.  The entire design proposal can be found here: 2116 4th Ave

Here is a video of the proposed project:

Here is a look at the proposed project looking Southwest.  You can see the Seattle Monorail on 5th to the east of the building.

For those of you curious about how it might change the views of neighboring projects, the biggest impact in my opinion would be on the north facing views of Escala (see above in green).  Keep in mind that there are many variables. We have to assume it will built as they would not be asking Seattle for a conditional approval if they didn’t intend on doing something with the site.  If and when it gets built is an entirely different topic.  As we speak, financing a large condominium high-rise is very tough to come by.  In addition to that, many developers won’t likely take the risk for some time. Time will tell.

See the map here:

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