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Despite uncertainty about the future to development projects in Seattle, one proposal is moving forward with hopes of an increase in scale.
"Developer Pryde Development and the architects at Clark Barnes have revised plans for a 'mass timber' high-rise planned for First Hill to grow the design to 18 stories — adding six more floors to an already ambitious project," reports Justin Carder.
The project is currently in a restructured public development process to review comments on the proposal and expansion. The building is planned to add 68 small efficiency dwelling units and 67 apartment units to the First Hill housing market.
Mass timber, the material touted for reducing construction times due to prefabrication requires a modular structure where the cross-laminated timber is covered with gypsum wallboard. Changes in building code in the state of Washington make possible what could be Seattle's tallest mass timber building.