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March 18, 2019


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Sitka is a mixed-use development at 1255 Harrison St. in South Lake Union, with 365 apartments, 19 townhouse/lofts and more than 3,300 square feet of retail space.

The building has two levels of underground parking, with e-car charging stations, bike storage and tenant storage units.

Amenities include a clubhouse on level 7, with kitchen, pool table and AV system for entertaining. The exterior patio has three barbecue stations with outdoor eating and seating. On level 2 and 1 there are additional lounges for residents.

There is a dog run and dog lounge for entertaining.

The interior courtyard, which is designed to resemble the San Juan Islands, is landscaped with rock walls, a running stream, a pond with fiber-optic lights and a fog feature. A “treehouse” space with a working fireplace overlooks the pond.

The southeast building has a sloping green roof; the northwest building roof has an urban farm. The development uses two highly efficient and environmentally friendly systems — waste water recovery and gray water harvesting.

Owner: City Investors XXIV, LLC

Architect of record: Runberg Architecture Group

General contractor: Exxel Pacific

Survey: Core Design Inc.

Civil engineer: KPFF Consulting Engineers

Landscape architect: Berger Partnership

Structural engineer: Coughlin Porter Lundeen

Building envelope: JRS Engineering

Interior design: Lair Design, LLC

Mechanical, plumbing engineer: Ecotope

Electrical engineer: Rushing Co.

Geotechnical engineer: Geoengineers, Inc.

LEED consultant: O’Brien & Co.

Environmental consultant: Floyd Snider

Acoustical consultant: A3 Acoustics

Traffic consultant: Heffron Transportation, Inc.

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