Nicola Wealth Kicks Off First Ground-Up Seattle Project
Canadian-based Nicola Wealth Real Estate (NWRE) announces its first ground-up development project in Seattle: a 28-story multifamily residential building in Seattle’s University District. Located at 1107 NE 45th Ave., the proposed mixed-use building will replace the existing University District Building.
Taking advantage of Seattle’s U-District Urban Design upzone in 2017 and U-District rapid-transit station slated to open in fall 2021, the development will offer a mix of transit-oriented rental housing, while meeting Seattle’s open space requirements.
“As rapid transit arrives in the University District, we are eager to redevelop this location and confident that providing significant housing options will be of interest to those drawn to this amenity-rich university neighborhood, especially with its proximity to Seattle’s Central Business District,” said Josh Anderson, NWRE director of development. “Our goal for this project is to support not only the growing university ecosystem, those who will work or study at or around the University of Washington, but to provide an attractive transit-oriented alternative to the downtown Seattle market.”
Construction is projected to commence in early 2024 with completion in 2027. The building is slated to feature 350 units including a mix from studios to three-bedroom apartments.
HEWITT Architecture is the architect. The project’s general contractor and interior designer teams are still to be announced.
Lisa Brown has decades of experience in corporate communications and marketing management with organizations including Coldwell Banker Residential, Grubb & Ellis, Marcus & Millichap, NAIOP, SIOR and ALM.
In those positions, she worked in conjunction with chief executive officers and chief marketing officers to create corporate messaging, cohesive branding standards, strategic marketing plans and thought pieces. Brown is a frequent speaker at industry events and an editing adjunct professor for an online course. She has a master’s degree in mass communications from San Jose State University.
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