Stadium Place East: Project Summary
The proposed development project is located on two blocks that border Occidental Avenue, Third Avenue and King Street in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle, and was a surface parking lot used for CenturyLink Field event parking. The property was purchased from King County in September 2011.
The east block of Stadium Place will feature nearly 180,000 square feet of commercial office space, a 300 room hotel, conference center, spa, health club facility, and 30,000 square feet of complimentary retail. In addition there will be nearly 350 parking stalls located on site.
Upon completion of the project as envisioned will include over 1,500,000 sf of development with approximately 180,000 square feet of Class A office space, a 300 room conference hotel, 740 residential units targeting mixed income levels, over 750 parking stalls for tenants and residents and/or event parking, and complimentary retail. All zoning entitlements are complete, and the project features a 15 year term for its Master Use Permit. The rezone for the site was completed early in 2009 with a unanimous City Council vote, and the project has received outstanding community support throughout its planning phase.
The project’s location in a National Historic District provides additional cultural benefits within the historic neighborhood, as well as height limits that protect the district and will result in unimpeded and protected views from approximately 100’ and above. As a result the proposed towers will feature sweeping views on the higher floors without the concern of obstruction by future development.
The project will also feature a number of cutting edge green technologies so as to earn the title – the greenest project in Seattle. Currently the project is exploring adding a district energy system that could be utilized by other structures within the neighborhood, including both public stadiums. This facility might take wastewater from a King County Metro interceptor pipe immediately adjacent to the property, extract water and return the solid waste, and then extract hydrogen from the water through a patented gas synthesis process. This hydrogen gas will be used to produce electricity with no carbon emissions with the only byproduct being water vapor.
Photo by Christopher Nelson
In addition, the first dedicatedurban farm is planned on-site that will produce food throughout the year. This farm is expected to be associated with an on-site restaurant where the fresh produce will be available to the public. Addition green initiatives planned include a large living wall along the south side of the complex facing the CenturyLink Field, production of additional electricity from wind, and the re-use of stormwater collected on the site. By raising the bar above LEEDS or Green Built certification, the project is expected to be a model for future buildings in the city.