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June 7, 2018

RDG to show final design for 165 units at Roosevelt Station

Journal Staff Reporter

Rendering by GGLO [enlarge]
GGLO designed the L-shaped, seven-story building with 165 units.

Roosevelt Development Group is planning eight apartment projects with about 886 units near Roosevelt Station, where light rail service is expected to begin in 2021.

Most all of its property, totaling almost five acres, will be ground-leased from longtime local landowner the Sisley family.

One of the larger buildings is planned for 1300 N.E. 65th St., which RDG calls Block 1A. The first design review was almost two years ago, and the second and likely final review is set for 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 11 at Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N.

GGLO has designed the L-shaped, seven-story building with 165 units. It will fill most of the block bounded by Brooklyn Avenue Northeast, 14th Avenue Northeast, and Northeast 65th and 66th streets.

A separate RDG building will go on the northwest corner of the block, inside the L-shape, at 1309 N.E. 66th St. A neighborhood strip park with about 8,734 square feet is also planned on the east side of the block.

Block 1A will have two levels of underground parking for 126 vehicles, about 5,000 square feet of retail in three bays facing 65th and a roof deck with over 6,000 square feet.

Units will range from studios to two-bedrooms. Sizes will run from about 435 to 895 square feet.

Rents have not been set.

All of RDG's plans were submitted pre-HALA (the Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda), but the company has previously indicated that it would use the city's Multi-family Tax Exemption Program, which means 20 percent of the units would be priced at 65 to 85 percent of area median income. Those provisions sunset after a dozen years.

Amenities will include a fitness room, dog washing station, and a large corner lounge and terrace on the seventh floor.

Total project size, including the parking, is about 198,000 square feet.

The Block 1A team also includes Karen Kiest Landscape Architects; Jay Decker Engineering, civil; Ecotope, plumbing and mechanical engineer; DCI, structural engineer; JRS Engineering, building envelope; SSA Acoustics, acoustical engineer; and Travis-Fitzmaurice & Assoc., electrical engineer.

No general contractor or start date has been announced.