Mack Urban starting apartment project in Wallingford this spring


Mack Urban will start construction in April on a four-story, 150-unit apartment building in Wallingford.

The project at 1321 N. 45th St. will have three retail spaces, a rooftop deck, 5,000-square-foot outdoor common area and 152 underground parking spaces.

“Wallingford is quintessential of all that makes Seattle such an amazing city,” said Jim Atkins, managing director of Mack Urban. “It’s home to locally-owned shops and restaurants, individuals and families who love their neighborhood, and thriving artistic, social and environmental organizations.”

NK Architects is designing the project, which is scheduled to open in July 2015. Exxel Pacific is the general contractor and Thomas Rengstorf and Associates is landscape architect.

The team is aiming for LEED silver certification. The building is designed to decrease water and energy use by 30 percent.

Plans call for trees twice as large as city code requires and additional setbacks from the street. The rooftop deck will have hops and grape plants.

NK Principal Boyd Pickrell said in a statement that the design is inspired by older masonry structures throughout the neighborhood.

Mack Urban has been active in Fremont and Wallingford. Its website says in the third quarter Mack Urban will open Velo in Fremont, a 165-unit project at 3635 Woodland Park Ave. N. with live-work units that cater to entrepreneurs.

In the second quarter of 2015 it will open another Fremont project, Ray, at 3636 Stone Way.