Sienna Apartments featured in DJC Seattle

Recently opened Seattle apartments almost fully leased


Photo by Redside Partners [enlarge]The four furnished apartments are in demand from traveling nurses and medical professionals at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill campus.

The 29-unit Sienna Apartments opened on Jan. 15 at 207 18th Ave. in Seattle’s Central District neighborhood.

Only one unit is not yet leased in the building developed by Seattle-based Cascade Built and the landowner, they said in press materials.

Neiman Taber Architects designed the four-story project. It has seven Small Efficiency Dwelling Units and 22 one-bedroom apartments, four of which are furnished due to demand from traveling nurses and medical professionals at Swedish Medical Center Cherry Hill campus, the developers said.

Seven of the apartments (five one bedrooms and two SEDUs) are affordable under the city’s multifamily tax exemption program, which gives buildings a property tax exemption for up to 12 years in exchange for lowering rents for tenants meeting income requirements.

Sienna Apartments was constructed to Built Green 4-star certification. Cascade Built said the building boasts energy efficiency, comfort, quiet and healthier indoor air as a result of a low and zero VOC finishes, high performance HVAC and hot water systems and Energy Star windows, doors and appliances.

Units have open floor plans with large windows and sliding doors, contemporary finishes and stainless steel appliances. Each apartment has a washer and dryer and some have balconies.

Sienna Apartments has a common courtyard with climbing plants and wood accents, along with open-air exterior corridors that allow residents to open their doors and windows for cross ventilation. There’s also bike and storage options.

The building is walking distance to local businesses, services and restaurants, as well as transportation options, the developers said.

A duplex on the site was demolished to make way for the project; a cedar grove was protected, they said.

Redside Partners is the leasing agent.

The team includes Cascade Built, contractor; Evergreen Certified, Built Green rating and certification; Harriott Valentine Engineers, structural engineer; The Philbin Group, landscape architect; and PanGEO, geotechnical.

Key subcontractors are Active Engineering, United Plumbing, Loberg Roofing, Lanz Cabinets and Topline Countertops.

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