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October 12, 2022

Named for aviation icon, 108 SeaTac units begin construction

Real Estate Editor

Rendering by Clark Barnes [enlarge]
Amelia will have close proximity to the airport, light rail and fire station.

Once home to the demolished old Fire Station 45 in SeaTac, the corner at 2929 S. 200th St. is bound to become the 108-unit Amelia at Angle Lake. Apartment plans by Trent Development and architect Clark Barnes have been brewing since 2019, and a groundbreaking ceremony is set for 2 p.m. today.

Officials from the city of SeaTac are expected to attend, along with representatives from the developer, architect and builder: Braseth Construction.

The Amelia team also includes DCI Engineers, structural; RAM Engineering, civil; Geotech Consultants, geotechnical; CT Engineering, shoring; Robison Engineering, plumbing; Weisman Design Group, landscape architect; Emerald Aire, mechanical; Bee consulting, envelope; and Unity Electric, electrical.

Appropriate to the name, the seven-story project is about a four-minute walk west to Angle Lake Station. Trent's Patrick Ashman said in a statement, “We look forward to raising the bar in SeaTac for apartment living and delivering long overdue housing density around this transit station.”

Tenants will also have 78 underground parking stalls. Most units look to be one-bedrooms; and the gamut runs from studios to two-bedrooms. About 21 units will be affordable, per the city's multifamily tax exemption program (MFTE). Tenants will also have a large roof deck and “top-floor plane spotting lounge.”

Completion is projected for mid 2024. Blanton Turner will then manage the building. Amenities are to include a package room, gym and co-working space.

Trent says Amelia is “designed to appeal to frequent flyers, aviation enthusiasts and airline workers alike.” The marketing website says, “Named for aviation icon Amelia Earhart, Amelia at Angle Lake brings the sophistication of aviation's golden age to our era.” That aviator, of course, died in a plane crash in 1939.

The corner, at 30th Avenue South, is directly west of the new Fire Station 45. Trent acquired the property, which is in a federally tax favored Opportunity Zone, nearly two years back for over $2 million.

Said Ashman, “This project is a perfect example of how the Opportunity Zone program can act as a catalyst for attracting investment and unlocking potential in underserved communities.”

Trent says that Amelia is its seventh project to break ground over the past 24 months. From Tacoma to Bellingham, and including Amelia, those total some 1,672 units.


Brian Miller can be reached by email at brian.miller@djc.com or by phone at (206) 219-6517.

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