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September 29, 2022

‘Mountain town of the future' takes form at Snoqualmie Pass

A/E Editor

Photo from Evolution Projects [enlarge]
The mountain homes are built using prefab-CLT and are fronted with large windows.

A new neighborhood consisting of 16 mountain homes, a community room and year-round heated pool is under construction at Snoqualmie Pass. The community is located at the intersection of state Route 906 and Pass Life Way, and is part of Evolution Projects' Pass Life that the developer calls “the mountain town of the future.”

The two-story homes are being built in a circular formation bordering the pool and community room. Each home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and is 1,250 square feet. The homes have a personal balcony, covered parking, and a storage locker for mountain and outside gear. The community has heated sidewalks and a shared firepit.

Citizen Design designed the homes and community room. They are being constructed by Build House (pre-fab builder) and Evolution Projects (general contractor). Construction began last summer. Ten of the 16 new homes are set to be completed in the coming 90 days. The remaining six homes and community amenities will be completed by summer 2023.

Rendering by Citizen Design [enlarge]
The neighborhood will also have a community room and shared firepit.

The homes are described as “modern mountain homes designed with adventure in mind.” Residents at Pass Life have out-the-door access to year-round recreation and the new neighborhood is in walking distance of a restaurant and a brewery. Windermere Real Estate is the broker for Pass Life and the mountain homes.

Last winter, Evolution Projects opened Firehouse, a restored 100-plus-year-old fire station that it calls the “front porch” of the Pass Life development. The Firehouse is home to a grocery store, co-working and event space, Forest Service visitor center, and a new store for Seattle outdoor retailer and lifestyle brand evo. Future plans at Pass Life include more housing and a community trail that will allow people to easily and safely walk, bike and run to their favorite spots on Snoqualmie Pass.


Emma Hinchliffe can be reached by email or by phone at (206) 622-8272.

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