Proposed high-rise at 225 Roy St back down to 8 stories

Posted on April 3rd, 2017 by Laura Fonda


The former home of Teatro ZinZanni will transform one way or another, but it’s been a rollercoaster ride when it comes to the number of stories for the site. First it was two buildings: one 8-story and one 16-story. Then, most recently, the City of Seattle Land Use Bulletin had two buildings listed, each with a public meeting – and they were 16 and 17 stories.

Last week, the City released its Uptown rezone recommendations last week which limit new developments along the Mercer/Roy corridor to 85’ buildings. In response, the project at 225 Roy St will adhere to that limit and come in at only 8 stories.

According to the developer, the “high-quality, mixed-use project will feature approximately 250-275 apartments and ground-floor live-work units and approximately 9,000 sq. ft. of ground-level retail/restaurant space.”

The 8-story building will also address the City’s affordability programs with 20% of the building designated for affordable residences.


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