Monday, January 20, 2014
Glassy New Look for 801 Olive Street
Courtesy of the DLANC Planning and Land Use Committee, I offer you updated renderings of Carmel Partners' proposed tower at 801 Olive Street. Set to rise 27-stories, the GMP Architects designed tower would contain 363 residential units above a four-story podium. The building activates the corner of 8th and Olive Streets with 10,000 combined square feet of retail and restaurant space. Not a bad complement for the future Whole Foods Market across the street. The tower's accessible rooftop would feature an outdoor pool, a fire pit, and an enclosed lounge with incredible views of the city (check out a rendering after the jump). If you want to take in the view a little bit closer to the ground, 801 Olive Street would also feature outdoor sky decks on its 6th and 20th floors. Other residential amenities include a fitness room and a landscaped terrace atop the building's 389-vehicle garage. However, Carmel's proposed tower may wind up being overshadowed by more ambitious plans coming out of Canada. The Vancouver-based Onni Group recently filed plans with the city for multiple Downtown high-rise projects, including a 50-story tower on a surface parking lot at 820 Olive Street. It's difficult to imagine this current pedestrian dead zone as a thriving mixed-use corridor, but all of these projects currently in the pipeline could make it happen.