August 19, 2022

Mack breaks ground on 200 Yesler Terrace units

Real Estate Editor

Rendering by GGLO

Looking west at Mack’s building, one of Su Development’s two towers is peeking out at right.

There was no announcement from Mack Real Estate Group, but with general contractor Exxel Pacific, it has broken ground at 821 S. Washington St. on the Yesler Terrace campus.

Excavation and shoring evidently began last month, per city inspection reports. The master use permit came in March, followed by permits for construction and phased construction.

On what had been called Block 6.1B, just east of Interstate 5, GGLO designed the eight-story, 200-unit apartment building. It’ll apparently find a name before completion — likely in 2024.

Public records indicate a June construction loan from New York Life Insurance amounting to $60.2 million.

The team also includes Ecotope, MEP; KPFF Consulting Engineers, civil; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, structural; Malcolm, shoring; Elk Heights Excavation; Rushing, electrical; JRS Engineering, envelope; PanGeo, geotechnical; and A3 Acoustics. GGLO is also doing the landscape architecture and interiors.

Seattle Housing Authority estimates that 53 apartments will be affordable to households earning 60% of area median income. Units will run from studios to two-bedrooms, with a range from about 416 to 1,059 square feet. GGLO puts the total project size at around 216,502 square feet. The project also includes some 122 parking stalls on two levels mostly below grade.

The crane one sees from the freeway, immediately north of Mack’s site, is for Su Development’s two apartment towers at Yesler Terrace, now well above ground.

Brian Miller can be reached by email at or by phone at (206) 219-6517.