A woonerf, a through-block connector and public space, runs adjacent to the south side of the building.
A new transit-oriented development in Shoreline, developed by Evergreen Point Group, has broken ground. The project is called The Line and is located at 132 N.E. 145th St. in a recently up-zoned area bordering the forthcoming light rail station under construction at 148th Street.
The seven-story building will have 241 units with 1,725 square feet of ground level retail and 196 parking stalls on two underground levels. Amenities include a lounge, fitness center, acoustic podcast room and media room. The total project size is an estimated 255,000 square feet.
Project architect Tiscareno Associates said the shoe-box-shaped building is designed “to set the tone for future development in the newly up-zoned area.” As previously reported in the DJC, The Line is one of three midrise developments on this stretch of 145th.
Amenities include outdoor courtyard space.
“We began by researching the materials and street presence of upcoming nearby projects, to ensure coherence within the emerging neighborhood,” Michael Willis, senior project manager at Tiscareno, said in an interview published on the firm’s website. Willis added that the major design goal was to create a project scaled and orientated towards pedestrians with plenty of pedestrian access. This fueled the decision to set the building back from the street front on 145th.
The project also includes a through-block connector, called a woonerf, that runs parallel to the building’s south side. This will function as a shared public space for pedestrians, bikes, kids playing outdoors and for slowly moving cars. The woonerf will also serve as a fire lane and will be used for deliveries and trash pickup. An elevated courtyard has been placed off the woonerf to make the path more attractive to pedestrians.
Ground level retail will further active the street scape, and thoughtful landscaping, which includes low-level planters, surrounds the project to draw pedestrians to the property. Communita Atelier is the project’s landscape architect.
“We wanted to create a building that has a distinctive presence on 145th Street as well as the view from I-5 and the light rail station,” Willis said.
The Line is expected to be completed and open in late 2024. Light rail is also slated to reach Shoreline in 2024. Exxel Pacific is the general contractor. The old project address was 140 N.E. 145th St.