Schnitzer West has begun design and entitlements for a two-building, office complex in lower Queen Anne. The two buildings are at 557 Roy Street and 570 Mercer Street. 570 Mercer went to design review recommendation in February, and 557 Roy began early design guidance last week.
As reported by the Puget Sound Business Journal, Schnitzer assembled the full city block, across Mercer street from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for a price of $29 million. The Seattle and Denver-based company has branded the 430,000-square-foot project Interval on Mercer.
The buildings will be submitted for Living Building Challenge certification. The roof will have a butterfly form to capture rainwater and solar energy, as well as an area for beehives.
There will also be a bike lounge, fitness and wellness center, locker rooms and large private decks on every floor. The complex will include a two story lobby open to the public that includes curated pieces of art and sculptures alongside a commissioned artistic mural in the 6th Ave cul-de-sac.
570 Mercer is planned to complete construction in the second quarter of 2024, 557 Roy will complete a year later. 570 Mercer will have 198,735 square feet of office, 10,868 of retail, and 169 parking stalls on its 29,183 square foot site.
CollinsWoerman is the architect, PCL Construction is the general contractor, and Site Workshop is the landscape designer.