Dense urban housing continues to sprout up on small downtown sites. Holland Development Partners partnered with NASH, a Japanese developer, on the 970 Denny project – a 400′ tower on the corner of Denny Way and Terry Ave in South Lake Union. The building will provide 447,500 SF of residential space in 457 units and 16,900 SF of groundfloor retail with 341 stalls of below grade parking on a 0.65 acre site. NASH has requested that their sustainability program – 5 Trees – be incorporated into the project. 5 Trees is a sustainability philosophy about people and their relationship to the natural environment – which is based on five core values – Amenity, Aesthetics, Ecology, Future Generations, and Community. The project is also required by the City of Seattle as a condition of their permit to achieve a minimum of LEED Gold certification. ArchEcology came onboard to help the team develop […]
New senior housing rises from an aging public housing development. Raven Terrace is part of the second phase of redevelopment for Yesler Terrace, which is the city’s first 30-acre publicly subsidized housing project established in the 1940s. Aging public housing is being replaced with approximately $30 million in infrastructure improvements, new affordable and market-rate housing, and public amenities like a community center, a new central neighborhood park, and a variety of community services. Raven Terrace will be the first building in the new Yesler neighborhood and will provide 83 units of senior low income housing to anchor an important central corner of the redevelopment. The 89,000 SF building meets a high level of sustainability which will not only serve to conserve natural resources, but will help to lower operating and maintenance costs and provide a more healthy environment for senior residents. The project secured low income tax credits and was […]
ArchEcology provided an energy use profile of an existing high rise apartment building, Denny Terrace, for the Seattle Housing Authority. We performed an on-site investigation, studied available plans, and gathered information about tenant schedules and behavior. From that information, we created an energy model of the building. We then carefully calibrated our model using several years’ worth of actual meter readings. Once calibrated, we modeled numerous potential energy conservation measures. Proposed infrastructure improvements were carefully evaluated against not only initial cost, potential energy reduction and utility savings, but also against durability and low maintenance requirements. The resulting recommendations, projected to reduce energy use by more than 35% over current annual use, were instrumental in obtaining $10M in green retrofit funds. Project renovation was designed by DKA Architects and constructed by WG Clark.