NorthEdge Office Development in South Lake Union’s Wallingford Fast-Tracked by Touchstone
- Feb 25, 2014
By Alex Girda, Associate Editor
A number of projects in the booming submarket of South Lake Union have raced to the development process, while others have lingered in the early stages of planning. Now, a project that had been long announced is reportedly being fast-tracked by the company in charge. Developer Touchstone recently announced that it will put the pedal to the metal on its NorthEdge, a commercial real estate development project that had been in limbo for a while.
The office building will be constructed near the Gas Works Park, occupying an entire city block bounded by North 34th Street, Woodlawn Avenue North, North Northlake Way and Densmore Avenue North in Wallingford. Once completed, the building will offer prospective tenants a total of 210,000 square feet of prime office/lab space. Developer Touchstone has selected general contractor Lease Crutcher Lewis to handle construction duties at the site.
The five-story asset will be built according to plans provided by architecture firm Perkins + Will, and will feature a 38-foot-wide central outdoor court as its centerpiece. That design flourish will aim to promote contact between the people working at the facility, while providing a relaxing common area including a series of small roof terraces and walkways that step down to the southern end of the building. Other architectural characteristics include a glass façade to the north and west ends of the building. NorthEdge will offer unobstructed views of the city’s skyline. According to the Puget Sound Business Journal, the developer currently has all the necessary financing in place for the project, and wants to get the necessary paperwork in order to meet its self-imposed groundbreaking deadline for the project, meaning that construction is set to begin this spring.
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