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27-Story Mixed-Use Tower Headed To Hot North South Park

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There's yet another tall tower headed Downtown, and to happening NoSoPa, no less: Carmel Partners, the firm bringing a Whole Foods (and loads of apartments) to Eighth and Grand, has announced a 27-story tower around the corner at Eighth and Olive (and down the block from a 32-story tower under construction). The project, designed by GMP Architects, will include 363 residential units (studios to two-bedrooms with four penthouses) and 10,000 square feet of groundfloor retail (probably including a restaurant), plus a fifth-floor deck with a dog park, fitness center, and "several lawns," according to the Downtown News, as well as another roofdeck with lounge, bar, and pool. It will also sit on three floors of above-ground parking (with 379 car spaces and 184 bike spaces), sandwiched between the ground floor and the rest of the building, but the architects promise they'll be "encased in translucent wall panels and … emit a soft glow at night."

Carmel presented the plan to residents this week and is working through approvals with the city. Among other allowances, they want to only plant 43 trees on-site when they'd usually be required to plant 93. There's no budget or timeline for construction yet.
· Developer Plans 27-Story Tower in South Park [Downtown News]