1408 E. Union St.
Seattle, WA USA

Fall 2009

The Chloe Apartments

The Chloe sits between the southern edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and the northern edge of the First Hill neighborhood, a rapidly developing multi-family neighborhood.

Large canopy trees on Union Street and generous planting strips on 14th Avenue provide a verdant backdrop for the active streetscape. The project is one of the first to meet the generous landscape requirements of the Seattle Green Factor.

The residences wrap around two at-grade courtyards. The arc of the pedestrian spine links the two spaces through the lobby. The entry courtyard situates two plazas within a grove of Japanese maples, including an outdoor terrace for patrons of Marjorie's. Several residences open onto the rear courtyard, which provides a contemplative space for the building.

The roof courtyard offers stunning views west to Downtown and south to Mt. Rainier. There is a large community room. The rooftop deck complete with lounge furniture, gas BBQ and a designated off-leash dog area for all residents to enjoy. The integral green roof provides a rolling landscape of ornamental grasses, herbs, and spring bulbs.