March 20

New Republican St. development coming together



One of the largest developments in Uptown/Lower Queen Anne in years has taken shape, and it’s hard to miss it. The mixed-use development at 100 Republican St. is now framed all the way up — six stories — spanning nearly an entire city block. Here’s the view from 1st and Republican (the camera didn’t zoom out wide enough to capture the entire building:)

The building will house 275 units with 17,725 square feet of street level retail space, two rooftop courtyards, and a 2,000 square-foot outdoor plaza on Republican that will serve as an entrance to the building. There’s no word yet on any retail tenants. Here’s the view of the rendering of the finished product, from the same intersection:

The entrance plaza will feature locally-designed sculpture and seating. “Surrounded by restaurants and retail, the plaza acts as an extension of the Seattle Center’s Northwest entrance, introducing a lively presence into the pedestrian environment,” explains Runberg Architecture Group, which designed the facility. Rain gardens and “mature western red cedars” will line Republican St. and Warren Ave.

And here’s an aerial rendering to give a sense of scale:

In an earlier story, Uptown Alliance co-chair John Coney said he supported the development. “It’s an important redevelopment on what is now a substantially dead block of Republican,” he said last February. “It is going to bring housing onto Warren Avenue North. We believe that is important because that is another dead block in an urban center.”


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