Where you live is where you come alive. Located in downtown’s premier residential neighborhood steps from dining, shopping & entertainment, Avalon Belltown Towers connects you to everything needed to upgrade your lifestyle. Our studio, one-, two-bedroom apartments and 2- and 3-bedroom Signature Collection penthouses were thoughtfully designed to maximize space and views. Entertain in a sleek open-concept kitchen featuring quartz countertops, modern cabinets with under mount lighting and stainless steel appliances. Or upgrade to one of our penthouses with expansive corner-unit layouts, upgraded finishes, fire places and more. Our floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies provide stunning access to our breathtaking views of the Seattle skyline, Elliott Bay and mountains.
Live your life effortlessly with amenities including a fully-loaded fitness center with yoga studio and Fitness on Demand™ programming. Work from home or just kick back and relax in our 7th floor indoor/outdoor Clubroom. Dazzle your friends in our 24th floor Sky Lounge complete with entertaining spaces and sweeping city, bay and mountain views. Our WAG Pet Spa and dog run will even spoil your four legged friends.
Located at 210 Wall Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Avalon Belltown Towers offers that can’t be beat. Hop on your bike at hit the Elliot Bay Trail or take walk along the Seattle waterfront. Commute easily anywhere downtown or to South Lake Union. Enjoy Belltown hot spots such as Black Bottle, Shiro’s, Pike Place Market, and Cinerama. Or pop over to Capitol Hill for a change in scenery. With a small neighborhood feel within the midst of the bustling city, Belltown keeps everything within your reach.
Our 24-floor community is comprised of 275 homes, but also includes 10,000 Square Feet of retail space and 3.5 levels of below grade parking.
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AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is committed to keeping the local community apprised of our progress throughout the Avalon Belltown Towers construction period. We will post regular updates in addition to pertinent information related to major construction activities that may impact vehicular and pedestrian mobility around the site.
Correction 7/26/17 – Noise Variance Amendment
We have forgotten to include this Saturday, 7/29/17, in the below noise variance notification. Due to unforeseen labor strikes next week, we are moving up our concrete pour to this weekend, starting concrete pump truck set up at 7am with concrete mixer trucks showing up at 8am. Same noise variance conditions apply as per the update from 6/15/17. We sincerely appreciate your understanding.
Update 7/24/17 – Concrete Foundation Work
We have completed our mass excavation portion of the project and are well underway on forming, reinforcing, and placing concrete foundations, walls, and slabs. We will be performing some several extended concrete pours in the coming weeks and have applied and received noise variance permits for setting up our pump truck at 6am, 1 hour prior to our typical construction hours. The following are the dates when you should expect work to start earlier: 8/1, 8/3, 8/7, 8/16, and 8/18. Due to the nature of placing concrete in large quantities, it is important to begin placement as soon as possible, and for that reason we wanted to make sure that our pump equipment is set up properly and is ready as soon as mixer trucks begin arriving at 7am.
The conditions of the noise variance permits are similar to those listed on update 6/15/17 below.
I would like to take the opportunity again to invite public comment, complaint, or concerns regarding how we are doing so far. We would like to hear about what we could be doing better (or what we are doing well!) from you. Please reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Update 6/29/17 – Mobile Crane Work on 2nd AVE Saturday 7/15/17
Similar to previous neighborhood notification, on Saturday 7/15/17, we will be performing additional mobile crane work on 2nd AVE between Wall St. and Vine St. in order to remove a few major pieces of equipment from our excavation. Please refer to below notification that goes into more detail regarding hours of work, noise variance conditions, and vehicle and pedestrian rerouting. The mobile crane set up is scheduled to start in the early hours of the morning. We do not anticipate extraneous noise generation from this operation, however we do need to notify our neighbors of this event.
We again would like to extend our apologies for any inconveniences, and would like to let you know that we appreciate you working with us to keep our project moving along. If you have any questions, concerns, comments, or general inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com. Thank you!
Update 6/15/17 – Tower Crane Erection on Saturday 6/17/17!
On Saturday 6/17/17, we will be erecting our tower crane. This operation is necessary for our construction progress, and will likely create some inconvenience and disturbance, both in terms of noise and mobility. This update shall detail what impacts to expect:
- Noise Variance: we have a permit from the City of Seattle for working outside of our regular work hours due to the lengthy process of tower crane erection. Our noise variance permit allows for work to begin at 3:00am on Saturday June 17, 2017, and stops at 8:00pm on Saturday June 17, 2017. The work that will be performed in the early hours will consist of setting up the mobile crane that will be hoisting the components of our stationary crane into place.
- The following are the noise variance conditions (City of Seattle Permit #3028162, Reviewer James Dasher):
- Temporary barriers to be positioned around stationary noise generating equipment
- Trucks not to idle for periods longer than two minutes
- All residential properties to be notified in advance of starting work (last update on 5/16/17 specified tower crane erection date a month in advance)
- No pure tone backup-warning devices shall be used after 10:00pm and before 9:00am on weekends, and the contractor may use a broadband alarm or back observer in lieu of pure tone backup warning devices
- Utilize radios for long range communication between crews
- Vehicle Traffic: All southbound 2nd AVE vehicular and bicycle traffic will be closed at Vine St through Wall St. “Road Closed to Thru Traffic” signage will begin at Cedar St intersection, with the narrowing of the right lanes approaching Vine St. Intersection. Load/Unload zone on the easterly side of 2nd AVE between Cedar St. and Vine St. shall remain open.
- Pedestrian Traffic: the only pedestrian traffic will be closed on the easterly side of 2nd AVE between Vine St. and Wall St. All other sidewalks will remain open for pedestrian mobility.
We sincerely apologize for all the inconvenience this operation may pose, and we cannot thank you enough for working with us to make this crane go up as quickly as possible. In case of an emergency, please do not hesitate to approach us (yellow jackets and full brimmed hardhats with Avalon Bay logos). Additionally, our onsite contacts for the day will be Paul Woodward, Sr. Superintendent (206) 307-3602 and Randy Weaver, Site Safety Manager (360) 359-2380.
We are finally getting near the end of the underground demolition work at our jobsite. There has been quite a bit of concrete foundations left buried on this site from the previous building. We apologize for all the inconvenience caused due to this work. We still have a few remaining footings to chip out and then the majority of the impact noise will be diminished.
Additionally, we are modifying our plan for excavating the remainder of the soil on our site, which entails placing an excavator on the sidewalk along Wall St. This will impact pedestrian traffic around the south side of our project for the next 5-6 weeks starting this Thursday 5/18/17 and ending 6/29/17. What this means is that during our work hours (7am-5pm M-F, and 9am-5pm Sat), pedestrians will be rerouted to the south side of Wall St. at the 3rd and 2nd AVE intersections. After work hours, pedestrian mobility will be provided via a protected parking lane. Please observe all construction safety signage as you walk, bike and drive around the jobsite.
Lastly, we set the date for our tower crane erection to Saturday 6/17/17. This process will require shutting down vehicular mobility along 2nd AVE between Vine St. and Wall St. Additional traffic control information will be provided closer to this date. This will be an all day operation, starting at 6am and ending around 5pm.
Update 4/12/17 (duration 6-8 weeks)
We are currently entering the mass excavation stage of our project, which involves lots of digging, exporting soils in trailer trucks, and some demolition work on buried existing foundations. These activities will result in the following impacts:
- Consistent excavation and demolition equipment idling and occasional impact noise to remove any buried existing foundations left from the previous building
- Consistent truck traffic entering the project area from Wall St. through the alley and out on Vine St. These trucks will be idling while they are being loaded, and will briefly interrupt the flow of traffic as they enter and exit the construction area. A certified flagger will stop vehicular and pedestrian traffic to accommodate for the truck’s wide turn radius. Overall, no significant vehicular and pedestrian traffic impacts are anticipated
- All impact noise will be within the allowable City of Seattle hours of 8am-5pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays
Additionally, we would like to add a note about pedestrian safety around our project site. It is of upmost importance to us to make sure that the public is safe outside of our project fencing. We urge everyone to be aware while walking in the sidewalks and street crossings and to make sure that you are being seen by drivers. Please do not assume that drivers can see you. Always make eye contact and wave your hands to ensure you are seen prior to crossing in front of their path of travel.
Lastly, we would like to extend an invitation to all to submit any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding our day-to-day construction operations to the following email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We always appreciate neighborhood feedback, and we consistently strive towards minimizing any construction related disruptions.
Effective 3/7/17 (1 week duration)
We ran into some unexpected existing foundation walls in the alley East of our project site that will require some demolition for us to be able to proceed with utility installation, and consequently, with the mass excavation phase of our project. This work will result in impact noise generated by concrete hammering equipment. All impact noise will be within the allowable City of Seattle hours of 8am-5pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays.
Effective 3/22/17 (duration ~2 months)
We will begin mass excavation, shoring (excavation support work) and underground demolition on our project site, which will create consistent truck traffic entering and exiting our site through the alley. Per our approved truck haul routes (see below), we will be entering our site from Wall St. into the alley and out northerly on to Vine St. and eastbound toward the I-5 corridor. Some points are worth to note regarding this operation:
- Shoring, which is a construction activity involving drilling holes around the perimeter of the project site and installing steel posts that will allow the excavation within to proceed without impact to the surrounding streets and sidewalks, will generate impact and machinery noise. The hours of impact noise allowable by the City of Seattle are 8am-5pm on weekdays and 9am-5pm on Saturdays. We will strictly adhere to these hours for any noise generating work.
- Construction excavating equipment will be operating during the hours of allowable noisy work only.
- Consistent truck traffic will be taking place through the project site. We will be conscientious of truck idling and will only allow for idling if necessary for equipment or truck operation.
- No impacts to vehicle and pedestrian mobility are anticipated around the project site. We will have traffic control flaggers at each end of the alley making sure trucks enter and exit the project site as efficiently as possible.
We are actively working on restoring pedestrian mobility around our project site. We have been closing one street at a time while we performed tree removal, patched up tree wells, and barricaded foot traffic from vehicular lanes. This is all being done to create safe pedestrian, bicycle, and vehicular traffic around our site. We will be just about done with this work next week, which will open back up pedestrian walkways along Wall St., 2nd AVE, and Vine St. 24/7. Parking will again become available along Wall St. and 2nd AVE. Parking will not be available along south side of Vine St., as well as the alley will continue its closure for project duration.
Effective 2/13/17 (duration ~20 days)
- Street parking will be unavailable along east side of 2nd Avenue between Vine St. and Wall St. for a duration of approximately 30 calendar days while we perform our site prep activities.
- Street parking will be unavailable on south side of Vine St. between 2nd Avenue and alley (between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue) indefinitely.
- Street parking will be unavailable on north side of Wall St. between 2nd Avenue and alley (between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue) for duration of project (+/-24 months).
- Alley running between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue from Wall St. to Vine St. will be unavailable for vehicular and pedestrian access for total duration of project (+/-24 months).
- Pedestrian access along Wall St., 2nd Avenue, and Vine St. around the project site will be maintained, but will be routed into the adjacent parking lanes as we perform site preparation activities such as tree removal, set up temporary walkways, and perform site demolition activities. Temporary barricades, ramps, and signage will clearly identify walkways around the project site.
- Some traffic control signage will need to be placed on adjacent city blocks to warn oncoming traffic of shoulder closures for the initial sitework stage.
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In case of an emergency, please call 911. In an event that requires the AvalonBay Construction Team’s immediate attention, please call our video surveillance services at (905) 405-9898. Operators are live monitoring the project site 24/7. If needed, they will be able to dispatch a member of the project team for assistance outside of normal construction hours.
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