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Capitol Hill Transit-Oriented Development

Seattle, Washington

The Capitol Hill light rail station opened in early 2016. This mixed-use development integrates with the station on a2-acre site. Ten years of planning has gone into this project.

Four 7-story buildings include over 425 apartment units, and over 170 dedicated to affordable housing. A childcare center, 32,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space, below-grade parking for 240 vehicles, and over 250 bicycle parking stalls are also included. All buildings have green roofs, and three have roof decks. Two include east/west connections for pedestrians that link to a central plaza.

Players on this high-profile development have common goals for environmental performance, sustainability targets, and community integration. All buildings targeted LEED Platinum for Homes certification, and comply with the equivalent Washington State Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards. The project also incorporates standards that focus on meeting the City of Seattle 2030 Challenge and the District Energy Program, which promote developing high-performing green buildings.