Case Study: Urban Mixed-Use
Preserving the past, greening the future
This full-block development in the South Lake Union/Cascade neighborhood combines the development of two new mixed-use residential spaces with the restoration and adaptive reuse of the Supply Laundry Building, a City of Seattle historic landmark. In response to the large scale and urban context of this project, we modulated the building mass to break the full-block development into a series of smaller, quarter-block developments for a scale that is in keeping with the neighborhood. Pedestrian-oriented mews create strong connections throughout the site and link the combination of passive and active open spaces that help buffer residential private entries from commercial and public spaces. Bio-swale plantings along Pontius and Yale contribute to the health of the watershed of the South Lake Union basin and are part of the Capitol Hill Water Quality Project. The development is pursuing LEED® Platinum certification.
03.31.2011: lakeunionseattle.com A new residential proposal set for the South Lake Union neighborhood of Seattle has been proposed by big time developer Vulcan Real Estate. More...
08.02.2011: Daily Journal of Commerce Vulcan's project will consist of two new buildings and rehabbing the historic Supply Laundry Building at Yale Avenue North and Republican Street. More...
10.21.2008: The Seattle Times The city designated the Supply Laundry building a historic landmark in 2005 at Vulcan's suggestion. It was built in stages, the first 100 years ago. The building is a reminder of a time when laundries were one of Seattle's largest industries. More...
Client: Vulcan Real Estate
Status: Construction completing Fall 2013
Total sf: 425,747
Residential sf: 211,344
Commercial sf: 38,044
Residential Units: 278