I've had this rendering for a few months now, but kept forgetting to post it. Meridian II is located at 15th and K on the vacant parcel in back of Meridian I and Masons.
Originally the design was to be a replica of Meridian I, but twice as tall. Looks like that won't be the case though.
This is the only rendering I have so it's a little tough to get a good idea of the look since it's a black and white rendering, at that angle and no other info about ground floor retail and such. It looks like it could have some nice potential though. I like the layers on the building, but the lower left part of the rendering on the ground floor looks weird, not sure if that is the entrance or what. Ground floor retail in that area should be a must. A few more angles and renderings would be helpful.
You would think with 621 Capital Mall and 500 Capital Mall (which now seems to be stuck in CalTrans CEQA beaurocracy) adding over 700K to the market, there wouldn't be room for another large Class A building right away.
Meridian II seems to already a tenant lined up though. There was an article a while back about the law firm of Bullivant Houser Bailey leasing the last 25K in Meridian I, with plans to take more space in Meridian II. I don't remember how much space it was or if was even mentioned, but that might get them off the ground, esp considering it will have the bankroll of Angelo K. Tsakopoulos (Angelo G. Tsakopoulos, Angelo's nephew (I think), is 500 CM) behind it.
Bullivant also commented that the reason they choose the location they did was partially because of all the great new restaurants and excitement on that side of downtown and midtown. Nice to see some of the cool venues that have opened up taken notice by potential employers, esp one that move their office from the suburbs to downtown like Bullivant did. Hopefully others feel the same way.