8403 Greenwood Avenue North

  • 85th & Greenwood
  • Greenwood Elevation
  • 84th and Greenwood
  • 84th Street Elevation
  • Alley Elevation

Project details

This property on Greenwood Avenue North, between N 85th and 84th Streets, was the site of a natural gas explosion that destroyed several existing, one-story, retail structures. Plans for the new project include a six-story, multi-family building with 70 residential units. The lobby, tenant amenities, live/work units and commercial spaces will be located on the ground floor, with two levels of parking below grade.

Located within an NC3P-65’ zone, the site has both an NC3P-40’ and SF500 zone to the west; a predominately residential street to the south; and an existing one-story commercial building, characteristic to the neighborhood, to the north. The design addresses these conditions with setbacks that provide transitions to the lower surrounding structures, while also creating visual interest. The western facade incorporates a number of terraces to gracefully step down to the residential properties and provide greater access to light and air.

The ground floor takes cues from the adjacent storefronts and mimics the height and scale of the existing building through facade articulation and the placement of architectural elements. To emphasize an entryway pattern consistent with the historic pattern of surrounding storefronts, the design matches the opening proportions and canopy lines of the original buildings. With four appropriately-sized commercial spaces, the new building will provide a continuous retail experience along Greenwood Avenue North that is in alignment with the human-scale of this commercial district.

Setbacks at the residential lobby entrance on N 84th Street, outdoor rooftop terraces, and amenity space for residential use along the alley all provide opportunities for outdoor space with landscaping.

Location: Seattle, WA
Size: 99,586 sf
Cost: TBD
Completion: TBD

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