Exposed beams and glass highlight two-story building planned for Handy Mart site

Exposed beams and glass highlight two-story building planned for Handy Mart site

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Plans for the redevelopment of the Handy Mart site at the corner of 44th Ave W and 228th St SW are moving forward. The developer behind the project, Arca Architecture and Urbanism, recently submitted a site development plan to the City for a new two-story, 21,530 square foot, commercial building with one level of underground parking. Access to the site will be from the northern portion of the parcel, along 228th Street SW. Arca is the same company behind redevelopment plans for Rogers Market and they are calling the project MLT228.

This building should be a fantastic addition to the neighborhood by anchoring the corner with a pedestrian-friendly design. Would be a great spot for a small neighborhood restaurant. 

What would you like to see in the commercial space?

The developer is currently advertising for the commercial space and has provided the description below.

MLT228 reinforces the neighborhood center on the corner of 44th Avenue and 228th Street at the former Handy Mart site. The project is incorporated into the 44th Avenue streetscape and contributes to the urban design of this prominent city street. Approximately 12,000 square feet of commercial space is brought up to the street with parking provided behind the building.  Exposed glulam beams and cross-laminated timber define the prominent butterfly roof structure. The building design is composed of two parts to improve the pedestrian scale of the building and to provide a connection through the site in anticipation of future development.

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