Market Rate Housing & Mixed Use
Public & Municipal
Client: Holland Partners
True North Apartments, located in the desirable South Lake Union neighborhood, was conceptually designed as a micro-community, catering specifically to the active and adventurous who want to take advantage of everything the Seattle area has to offer.
True North achieved a LEED Silver rating, and includes townhouse units and studio, one- and two-bedroom flats, and approximately 5,400 SF retail, along with plus-grade Live/Work Lofts, at Dexter Ave.
Fazio Associates designed all the exterior amenity spaces, including the main entry courtyard, public and private terraces on the 3rd, 7th and 8th levels.
The internal 3rd level terrace includes private patios facing a large 8”-greenroof meadow that helps define spaces. The greenroof element consists of two separate meadow mixes to add contrast to the space while taking on river-like characteristics.
The Level 8 amenity space features views of South Lake Union and downtown Seattle. The terrace amenities include; a covered area with outdoor pizza oven and BBQ, a double-sided fireplace with lounge seating, various private and semi-private seating areas, raised planters with drought-tolerant plantings for low maintenance, trough planters that are designated for Community Garden/Vegetable Cultivation for residents, over 3,000 SF of greenroof areas to help define the spaces, along with a 2,000 SF Pet Park that complements the overall goal of creating a micro-community within the overall neighborhood context of Queen Anne and South Lake Union.