This multi-family residential development in North Queen Anne is part of a neighborhood currently in transition from older low-rise apartments and single-family residences to a denser array of multi-family developments. Designed to meet the need for multi-family housing, especially for those looking to be near Seattle Pacific University, the new Built-Green apartment building adds 70 units to the neighborhood in three stories over a basement level.
Intended to create a vibrant pedestrian experience, the design situates a lobby and courtyard in a prominent location in the center of the building off Nickerson Street and ground floor units connect directly to the street frontage. The massing of the building steps back from the street to break up the structure and blend with the surrounding neighborhood while providing outdoor amenity space for the residents including multiple levels of green roof space. Surface parking is provided at the rear of the building to maintain the direct street connection and human scale for both residents and passersby on the sidewalk.