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Canton Lofts


Seattle, WA


Spectrum Development


40,000 sf total
80 residential units
2,500 sf commercial tenant space



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The historic Pioneer Square neighborhood has a long history of single-resident-occupancy (SRO) units that meet the needs of the creative and working class. This project will redevelop a corner at Third Avenue South and South Washington Street. The six-story building will provide 80 studio units organized on simple, compact floor plates over a commercial base.

The building’s tall floor-to-floor height takes its cues from the classic buildings in the historic district. Opaque floor bands and maximized window openings between structural piers reference the nearby masonry structures. Large, grouped windows bring daylight deep into the units and provide a greater sense of space for the otherwise small apartments. In keeping with contemporary housing expectations, the building will have a resident amenity space on the roof, a secured bike room, and targets a minimum of LEED Silver certification.

The attention to high-quality design detail in the units is intended to appeal to urban, artistically-inclined individuals seeking a transit-oriented neighborhood with gallery space, First Thursday Art Walks, coffee shops, and unique businesses.

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