Artspace Hiawatha Lofts

Encore in the Emerald City

843 Hiawatha Place South Seattle, WA, 98144

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Located in the Jackson Place Neighborhood on the southern fringe of downtown Seattle and just a block from the light rail line. Artspace Hiawatha Lofts is a welcomed addition to the many cultural assets in the area. The four-story project boasts 61 units of affordable live/work space for creatives and their families, commercial space, an expansive exterior courtyard, and a large community room that accommodates a variety of uses. The building meets the Seattle Office of Housing’s SeaGreen Standards — equivalent to LEED certification — for energy efficiency. 


Architect: SMR Architects

Contractor: MarPac Construction

Funders: 4Culture; Building for the Arts; The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation; The Seattle Foundation; U.S. Bancorp Foundation; Washington Mutual Foundation

Financial Partners: City of Seattle Office of Housing; 2002 Housing Levy; Impact Capital National Equity Fund; U.S. Bancorp; Washington State CTED Housing Trust Fund; and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission

est. 2008

Type of Development

Live/Work Affordable Artist Housing

Number of Units


Types of Units

One- and Two-Bedrooms

Total Area

66,828 sq. ft.


Large windows, high ceilings, durable surfaces, a rooftop deck, and a large community room that accommodates a variety of uses, including performances and lectures/demonstrations by Hiawatha tenants.