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Noya Hill’s Approved 400-Unit Residential Tower Project in Seattle Hits the Market Following Approval

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By Kate Snyder

A 48-story multifamily tower project slated for Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood that was recently approved by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections is now for sale. Newmark, which is marketing the property, declined to comment.

In a report issued in April by SDCI, the director agreed with the Downtown Design Review Board’s assessment and approval of the project. SDCI Director Nathan Torgelson reviewed the board’s recommendations and conditionally approved the project.

The 400-unit project is located at 2033 4th Ave. The developer is Noya Hill Real Estate, and the architect is Seattle-based architect Third Place Design Co-Operative. The proposal underwent two recommendation meetings last year, according to The Registry’s previous reporting. During the initial recommendation meeting, the board requested more specific details regarding the project’s massing, its materials and its relationship with other nearby buildings. At the second, the board was pleased with the changes made and moved it forward.

The tower is planned to include a mix of studio, one- and three-bedroom apartment options as well as 528 square feet of commercial space. The project site is just 6,000 square feet, and as a result, the tower has a slim design, with a fully glazed first level with visibility between interior and exterior spaces. In addition, a proposed wooden ceiling would extend past the interior space and move outside to blur the boundary between public and private space. The tower’s exterior features a mix of glass with frit patterns to add texture as well as privacy for residents throughout the building. The top of the building further slims down through a mix of tenant amenity spaces. At the rooftop level, the development will feature a pool with a spa, several outdoor seating areas with barbecue grills and a meditation/yoga room overlooking the city.

The site is surrounded by a variety of uses and building sizes, with nearby assets that range from single-story retail spaces to multi-story office and residential to new construction high-rise.

In the recently released report, several conditions of approval were outlined. One was to allow the land use planner to inspect the materials, colors and design of the constructed project, with all items constructed and finished as shown at the design recommendation meeting and any change to the proposed design, materials or colors shall require prior approval. Another was that the building and landscape design needed to be substantially consistent with the materials represented at the recommendation meeting.

Other conditions of approval involved providing a construction management plan as well as a valet management plan that has been approved by the Seattle Department of Transportation. Specifically regarding the valet parking requirement, all project parking is to be unbundled and  spaces will only be leased to residents. Two valet attendants will be provided during the peak period, which would allow for stationing one attendant at the garage and one to deliver and retrieve vehicles. There will be an attendant on duty 24-hours a day and seven days a week.