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Capitol Hill Station transit oriented development

Located at the hub of a busy residential neighborhood, the Capitol Hill Link light rail station presents prime opportunities for transit oriented development (TOD).  TOD represents a range of uses, including housing, jobs, retail and other public amenities built around transit stations, creating easy access to vibrant areas where people live, work, shop and play.

Construction starts on a transit oriented development spanning four buildings around the Capitol Hill light rail station in June 2018.  The highly sustainable development targeting a LEED For Home Platinum Certification includes:

  • 428 residential units, 42 percent of which will be leased at below-market rents.  Site B North, which will be owned and operated by Capitol Hill Housing, will include 110 apartments affordable to households that earn at or below 30 percent, 50 percent and 60 percent of the area median income.
  • Approximately 30,000 square feet of ground floor retail.
  • On-site childcare serving families living here.
  • Community room available to the public.
  • Parking stalls for bikes and cars.
  • A public plaza to host the Capitol Hill Farmers’ Market and other neighborhood events.
  • The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway, an integrated public art program honoring the impact of the AIDS epidemic on Seattle and King County.

Gerding Edlen was selected by Sound Transit to be the master developer via a competitive Request for Proposals (RFP). The work of thousands of engaged community members allowed Capitol Hill to take a leading role in deciding how the neighborhood would look and interact.

The project is made possible thanks to the Seattle Office of Housing which committed $8.7 million in financing through the 2009 Housing Levy as well King County which committed $4.7 million toward construction.

Construction is expected to take approximately 21 months, targeted to open in second quarter of 2020.