By Kristin Bentley

Developer Emerald Bay Equity, LLC and Skidmore Janette Architecture Planning Design, both based in Seattle, have applied for a master use permit with the city to build a seven-story 300-unit luxury residential project called Iron Flats in the northeastern Seattle neighborhood of Roosevelt. According to Dupre + Scott Apartment Advisors, an apartment research firm for the Puget Sound region, the proposed project is slotted to be delivered into the city’s residential pipeline by 2019. Neither the developer nor the architect were available for comment.

IRON FLATS LANDSCAPE PLANSituated between The Rooster Apartments and Eleanor Apartments at 814 NE 66th Street, the proposed project consists of three buildings on a 53,961-square-foot site. According to the design proposal, the large unique shape of the site provides opportunities to break the large project into smaller buildings so that it will fit better into the neighborhood’s smaller building scale. The largest of the proposed buildings is L-shaped, running along the corner of NE 66th Street and 8th Avenue NE, has a “glass box” lobby that serves as the main pedestrian entry for the future light rail to the east. Some of the amenities include a landscaped courtyard and a green roof with a sun deck, BBQ grills, dining space and lounge.

The “glass box” lobby serves as the main pedestrian entry for the future light rail to the east

According to The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association’s Web site, Roosevelt is a diverse, eclectic and socially-active community that serves as a transportation and commercial hub for the northeastern part of Seattle. The neighborhood integrates diverse housing, employment options, mass transit, commercial activity and open space in order to create a livable and sustainable neighborhood.

Other projects by Seattle-based Emerald Bay Equity include Medora Roosevelt, a 79-unit apartment building located at 6800 Roosevelt Way NE, which is under construction. Another residential project under construction is Maude Urban Living, a 76-unit studio project that is also in the Roosevelt neighborhood. Tulle Urban Living is situated in Seattle’s Capitol Hill and is a 65-unit congregate housing project that was completed just last month.