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Security Properties Debuts Design for Residential Tower Planned for 4th and Bell in Seattle

SEATTLE (May 28, 2019) – In preparing for a June 4, 2019 Design Review Board meeting, Security Properties has released this image of its proposed residential tower located at the corner of 4th and Bell Street in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. Designed by VIA Architects, the tower will be 29-stories with 212 residential units with approximately 16,710 sq. ft. of office space, 8,753 sq. ft. of retail and likely 243 parking spaces.   

The proposed design has been a work of collaboration with the Belltown community and specifically responds to community priorities by:   

  • Including corner retail that wraps into the alley in support of the Belltown Alley Program
  • Providing a full floor of 3-bedroom units to help retain and attract families to live downtown 
  • Adding a partially covered family amenity area, designed specifically for year-round use by kids 
  • Creating a rich mix of uses from retail, office to residential for 24/7 day and night vibrancy 
  • Delivering dedicated spaces along the alley for mural art in support of the Belltown Alley Program
  • Incorporating commissioned art into the exterior design of the building for public enjoyment
  • Honoring and respecting the scale of the surrounding historic buildings by reducing the podium height below the allowed maximum and by using high quality materials including brick masonry 

“We themed this building “Respect and Reflect”, said John Marasco, Chief Development Officer with Security Properties.  “Respect the character and fine grain of the past by establishing a contextually responsive podium. Create a simple, elegant, modern glass tower that will Reflect the qualities of Belltown while standing as a true edifice of its time.”  

“By meeting with the community early and often, we have a design that reflects the priorities of those who live and work in Belltown.  We will be the first project team to take the Belltown alley activation program and family friendly units through the Design Review process, in support of the Belltown Community Council. It’s a design that we are very proud to share.”