Selig to convert empty offices at Third & Lenora to more apartments
Third & Lenora, 2031 Third Ave. in Belltown, began life as a curious hybrid. Developed by Martin Selig Real Estate and designed by Perkins&Will, its lower office levels were to be occupied by WeWork, with its upper apartments to be a WeLive residential complex. Even before WeWork’s bankruptcy (it still survives, albeit in a much-reduced form), and the death of WeLive, tenant and developer dissolved their lease agreement in 2019, not long before the pandemic. The 216 luxury apartments were subsequently rebranded as The Modern, and began leasing in 2022. The lower office floors, with about 151,254 square feet, have remained unclaimed. Thus, Mithun filed an early plan this week to convert 12 office floors to apartments. Design review will likely not be required for the change of use. The new proposal carries a nominal value of $65 million. Chinn Construction will likely do the conversion, as it previously did The Modern.