Upcoming Fremont Project

August 9, 2023

Exxel Pacific to build 231 Fremont units

By BRIAN MILLE, Real Estate Editor

Commercial bays will go on the the building’s two Stone-facing corners. This view looks southwest, with 39th at right.

The next design review for a 231-unit Fremont apartment project will tentatively be next month.

Prometheus Real Estate owns the corner site at 3831 Stone Way N., where four old and mostly vacant structures will eventually be removed. SeaLevel Properties is also working on the unnamed plan.

Jones Architecture, of Portland, is designing the seven-story project, in collaboration with local shop MG2. Exxel Pacific is newly attached as the builder. (It’s also the general contractor for Prometheus’ 169-unit project a few blocks west.)

The 3831 Stone team also includes Place (of Portland), landscape architect; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, structural and civil engineer; Emerald City Engineers, MEP; Bee Consulting, energy consulting and envelope; GeoEngineers, geotechnical; and Bush, Roed & Hitchings, surveyor.

Parking now stands at 157 stalls on two underground levels. The garage entry will be on the building’s north side (North 39th Street). Tenants will also have some 235 bike stalls, all deep in the garage and not at grade.

Units are mostly studios and one-bedrooms of varying size, plus a few two-bedrooms. Those look to run from around 497 to 1,115 square feet.

Amenities are to include a gym and landscaped central courtyard with about 3,327 square feet. Terraces on the third and seventh floors will add another 4,191 square feet of shared outdoor space.

The building will also have 2,819 square feet of retail/commercial space, in two bays facing Stone Way. That all contributes to a total project size of some 278,982 square feet, with the Mandatory Housing Affordability fee not yet calculated. (The developer, based in the Bay Area, could also opt instead to include affordable units.) The facade will be mostly red brick, with casement-style windows. Small Juliette balconies are also indicated, a are a few larger balconies.

The project doesn’t appear to include air conditioning, as has been the past norm for midrise
construction in Seattle. Whether individual windows have hinges or sashes — the latter to permit window A/C units — isn’t clear. Since the heat dome of 2021, air conditioning is now a selling point and, some renters might say, a necessity during heat waves and/or wildfire smoke emergencies.

In central Fremont, to replace the old Harvey Family Funeral Home at 508 N. 36th St., almost all the same parties are working on that proposal. There’s no indication as to which will break ground first.

Brian Miller can be reached by email at brian.miller@djc.com or by phone at (206) 219-6517.

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