The resounding success of the Tashiro Kaplan Artist Lofts whetted Seattle’s appetite for a second Artspace live/work project, resulting in the Artspace Hiawatha Lofts, a 61-unit building in the Jackson Place neighborhood. A four-story building with an expansive exterior courtyard and a large community room, the Hiawatha is just a block from the light rail and a short walk from the International District. Designed to recall the industrial buildings that formerly dominated the northern end of the Rainier Valley, it has large windows, high ceilings, and durable surfaces that accommodate a wide variety of creative uses. The Hiawatha meets the Seattle Office of Housing’s SeaGreen Standards—equivalent to LEED certification—for energy efficiency.
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, 4Culture, Building for the Arts, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, The Seattle Foundation, U.S. Bancorp Foundation, Washington Mutual Foundation
88,843 sq. ft.
61 live/work units
If you think about it, every community has artists and designers. They are an asset, usually a grossly undervalued asset, for kickstarting momentum in our communities.