In 2007, the Stewart & Minor hotel/condo tower was planned as a 150 room hotel with 14 stories of condos above. They were planning on having 150 cube-shaped units that would be customizable in terms of adding mezzanine levels (or lofted spaces) within each unit, possible due to 16 foot ceiling heights that were potentially planned. We even participated in a focus group with the Developers back in 2007 so it is interesting to see this pop up again in the market. (Photo of original design from 2007)
Today, the future of the development is not clear but the Developers, GIS International Group, said that they are pursuing a development on the site according to the PSBJ article. In other words we do not know what will be built on the lot but perhaps the old plan for a condo/hotel tower is still on the table.
We will keep you posted as we hear more.
By Marco Kronen with Seattle Condo Review: A guide to Seattle downtown condos.