Currently, the proposed building footprint is approximately 25,000 sq ft, per redesigned plans announced in January 2016, to completely avoid the small finger of wetland nearby with proper ecological buffers. The gross area of the building (including the space on second floor) is approximately 34,000 sq ft. The building is still being designed, so the final footprint may reduce due to trade-offs made to maximize value.
MICA is a strong proponent of Mercerdale Park, and is committed to designing a building that fits into the park setting and provides active uses for the park. MICA’s latest plans and drawings are included in its recent SEPA submission to the City. As is customary for projects of this scope and nature, design work on the project continues and details will continue to evolve throughout the design process.