Sound Transit worked with developer Pacific Housing Northwest, LLC to construct Colina, a transit oriented development next to the Beacon Hill station. Completed in 2021, the Colina project activated the vacant lots adjacent to the station and knit them together with the surrounding community. The project includes new retail, housing, and open space.
In 2017, Sound Transit received an unsolicited bid for a 2,200 square foot parcel and agreed to sell it at market value. The parcel was combined with the developer's adjacent 6,431 square foot property to construct a mixed-use transit oriented development. The overall project delivered 139 homes, 20 percent of which are affordable through the Multi-Family Tax Exemption Program. In addition to the residential component, 5,200 square feet of retail space was created on the ground floor, which will host family-owned restaurants and other businesses . The project includes a new public plaza with additional ground level retail facing onto the space.
The project achieved the LEED Gold standard for environmental sustainability.
Opening date: 2021
Affordability: 20 percent of homes built will be affordable to families at 80 percent of area median income
Colina will add density to a thriving neighborhood
Ground floor retail will join neighborhood staples like The Station, Tacos Chukis, and Fresh Flours
A public plaza will connect more open space across from Plaza Roberto Maestas
Beacon Hill Station will be the center of a vibrant urban village