The need for affordable housing continues to grow in the Greater Seattle area. In response, Capitol Hill Housing committed to developing the Station House, a mixed use project that is seven stories and 90,489 SF of residential space. There are 110 units available to those making 60 percent or less of the area median income. It also includes over 1,300 sf of community space and 12,925 SF of garage space. Adjacent to Capitol Hill light rail station, it is a prominent example of a transit-oriented sustainable development. Station House targeted LEED for Homes Platinum.


Sustainability Notes

Sustainable features include:

•LEED for Homes Platinum target

•Development on a brownfield site

•Located in a highly connected site, with access to multiple modes of transportation, bike networks and community services (Walkscore of 97)

•Use of regional and local materials. Low-VOC materials & low-toxic paint, primers and finishes

•No carpets in dwelling units

•No endangered wood species used; only FSC-certified wood products

•High-efficient irrigation systems using native and/or drought resistant plantings

•Low-flow fixtures

•Minimize energy use through high-performance building envelope and efficient mechanical systems

•Minimize heat island effect with rooftop gardening.

•100% of the units will serve people making 60% of the area median income or less.