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February 22, 2011
Tamarack Place opened last month in Seattle’s Rainier Vista at 4616 Martin Luther King Jr. Way S.
The four-story building has 7,600 square feet of ground-floor retail and 83 low-income apartments. Construction was completed in November and the apartments are full.
Tamarack Place is near the Rainier Vista Boys & Girls Club, two parks, a Little League-sized playfield, walking paths and a playground. It is a transit-oriented, and designed for pedestrians. Bus lines, the Columbia City light rail station, schools, shopping and community centers are within walking distance.
Units have water-conserving plumbing fixtures, Energy Star appliances, high-efficiency lighting, formaldehyde-free composite wood, low-VOC paints and adhesives, and Green Label Pluscertified flooring.
Commercial tenants include Bananas Grill, Jay Gairson Immigration Law, Wellness Acupuncture Care, Clear Vision Optometry, Fasika Cafe and the Seattle Housing Authority management office.
The total project cost is $17.1 million, with a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that was part of the stimulus legislation.
Owner: Seattle Housing Authority, Seattle
Architect: Tonkin/Hoyne Architecture & Urban Design, Seattle
General contractor: Walsh Construction Co., Seattle
Civil engineer: Springline Design, Seattle
Structural engineer: Michael Nouwens Structural Consultants, Shoreline
Electrical engineer: Cierra Electrical Group, Seattle
Mechanical engineer: Pressler Engineering, Bothell
Landscape architect: Windrose Landscape Architecture, Seattle
Site artist: Mary Coss, Seattle
Soils engineer: Geotech Consultants, Bellevue
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