VIBRANT CITIES: ROYSTONE
The Roystone Apartments project is located near the base of the Counter Balance Hill at the intersection of Roy Street and Queen Anne Ave. The name of Counter Balance Hill comes from a trolley line that ran up the hill with the use of a large counter balance weight on a sled in the street. The building will be a prominent landmark seen against the skyline when traveling down the hill. The design of the building responds to this by presenting a “Crisp Corner” tower element at the intersection, that is skewed slightly off axis from the orthogonal lines of the rest of the building. Large store front bays and retail spaces ring the street front façade. We are excited to continue to develop and construct what will surely be lively and active spaces that contribute to the unique atmosphere of Lower Queen Anne.