Stadium Place West: Project Summary
Design Concept For Regional Transit Hub
Upon completion the project as envisioned will include over 900,000 sf of development with approximately 740 residential units targeting mixed income levels, 369 parking stalls for residents and/or event parking, and 16,00 sf of complimentary retail. All zoning entitlements are complete, and the project features a 15 year term (plus extensions) for its Master Use Permit. The rezone for the site was completed early in 2009 with a unanimous City Council vote, and the project has received outstanding community support throughout its planning phase. The construction of the Podium began in late 2011.
The project’s location in a National Historic District provides additional cultural benefits within the historic neighborhood, as well as height limits that protect the district and will result in unimpeded and protected views from approximately 100’ and above. As a result the proposed residential towers will feature sweeping views on the higher floors without the concern of obstruction by future development.
The project will also feature a number of cutting edge green technologies so as to earn the title – the greenest residential buildings in Seattle. Currently the project is exploring adding a district energy system that could be utilized by other structures within the neighborhood, including both public stadiums. This facility might take wastewater from a King County Metro interceptor pipe immediately adjacent to the property, extract water and return the solid waste, and then extract hydrogen from the water through a patented gas synthesis process. This hydrogen gas will be used to produce electricity with no carbon emissions with the only byproduct being water vapor. Or a more traditional approach using methane gaes or extracting heat from the wastewater.
In addition, the first dedicated urban farm is planned on-site that will produce food throughout the year. This farm is expected to be associated with an on-site restaurant where the fresh produce will be available to the public. Additional green initiatives planned include a large living wall along the south side of the complex facing the CenturyLink Field, production of additional electricity from wind, and the re-use of stormwater collected on the site. By raising the bar above LEEDS or Green Built certification, the project is expected to be a model for future buildings in the city.