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Mass Timber Apartment Project Tops Out in Capitol Hill. Community Roots Housing, Swinerton and atelierjones team up for project.

Mass Timber Apartment Project Tops Out in Capitol Hill

Billed as the country’s first middle-income housing development built with structurally strong and energy efficient mass timber, the Heartwood multifamily complex has topped-out in the Capitol Hill district of Seattle. Urbanize Seattle reports that the 126-unit, eight story building at 14th Avenue and East Union Street is scheduled for completion in Spring 2023.

Developed by non-profit Community Roots Housing and built by Swinerton, the community is intended to cater to teachers, healthcare workers and other professionals that may otherwise find living in Seattle too pricey. Designed by atelierjones, Heartwood will feature exposed wood ceilings and beams within the building and a community courtyard with BBQ’s. The complex will also include ground floor retail.

“Heartwood will provide the community with desperately-needed middle-income housing for workers that is near job centers and mass transit, without sacrificing quality or our duty to the planet and its people,” said Swinerton’s William Silva in a news release.

Image courtesy of Swinerton


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