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On Wednesday, May 2nd, a 95-unit project in Queen Anne was advanced at a second Early Design Guidance (EDG) meeting. At the meeting, applicant Jackson Main Architecture presented updated project plans to the west Design Review board on behalf of Vibrant Cities, who is developing the project. The development was last reviewed at an initial EDG meeting held in early February 2018. Ken Large Landscape Architect is also on the project team.

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A proposed 23 story tower in the Pearl District has gone in front of the Design Commission to receive Design Advice. The project is being developed by Vibrant Cities in partnership with the Sunray Group, with design by Otak. The lower 11 floors of the 250′ tall building would be occupied by a Hyatt Place branded hotel. The upper 12 floors would be residential, with 120 apartment units. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Seattle has no shortage of new commercial and residential developments coming online. During this period of growth, project teams for new developments are continually striving to strike a balance between designing for the residents themselves and creating developments that successfully fit their surrounding neighborhood context.

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Seattle’s Pike/Pine corridor in Capitol Hill has experienced no shortage of development activity in recent months, and a 71-unit project slated for the neighborhood was recently approved by the downtown review board at a Design Review Recommendation (DRR) meeting. On Wednesday, June 13th, project applicant Tiscareno Associates presented updated plans to the downtown review board on behalf of developer Vibrant Cities.

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On Wednesday, February 7th, a 134-unit mixed-use development in Queen Anne was unanimously approved to proceed to the next stage of the city’s design review process at an Early Design Guidance meeting. At the meeting, the applicant—Jackson Main Architecture—presented preliminary project plans on behalf of Vibrant Cities, the developer of the project. The landscape architect for the project is Ken Large Landscape Architect.

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Sustainable design doesn’t have to be expensive.

A new, 60-unit, 50,000-square-foot mixed-used residential building in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, Cove is designed to a LEED Platinum standard and incorporates features that translate to a 30% energy savings. While there may be a perception that a green building will cost developers much more than a traditional one, developer James Wong, co-founder and CEO of Seattle-based Vibrant Cities, disagrees.

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