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  • Client

    23rd & Union LLC

  • Architect

    Weinstein A+U

  • Location

    Seattle, WA

  • Space

    432 units  |  442,756 SF
    Three seven-story buildings
    Mixed-income apartments and townhomes
    Central public square
    27,000 SF community-focused retail space at street level
    Shared amenity spaces

    Green roof and extensive solar panels

  • Market


  • Features

    Outdoor public square
    Self-performed skybridge
    Art integration program with local artists
    NAIOP Night of the Stars Award
    AGC Build Washington Award finalist
    Salmon Safe

Midtown Square is a community-focused, mixed-use project in Seattle’s Central District. Three seven-story buildings surround a central public square serving the entire community. Large floor-to-ceiling windows and carefully detailed finishes define the apartments. The project also includes shared amenity spaces, green roof and extensive solar panels. Over 27,000 SF of retail space is dedicated to 11 tenants at street level, with a focus on local businesses. Below-grade parking connects the three buildings and the outdoor public square, which features a central tree, elevated wood decks, large custom concrete planters, and sandblast paving with decorative scoring. The work of nine local artists is showcased at Midtown Square. From painted murals to art-clad siding, the building shines with character and celebrates community.

W.G. Clark self-performed seismic work and structural steel elements of a 6-story skybridge connecting the northern buildings. The skybridge is an occupied conditioned space which must accommodate wind and 18” of seismic movement while also being watertight, fireproofed, and thermally insulated. The construction team field-assembled and carefully crafted each layer of the building enclosure, tending to each joint that jogged from the exterior to interior walls, ceilings, and floors at the skybridge connection points. Tireless efforts to build mitered splices and lapped seams showed great attention to detail and a high level of craftsmanship. W.G. Clark’s use of common materials in uncommonly detailed ways resulted in a striking, yet cost effective, skybridge solution.

Before construction started, the onsite “Fountain of Triumph” sculpture was preserved for restoration and return to the site at project completion. Created by the late Dr. James Washington Jr., the fountain is a community symbol representing the beauty of life, and the struggle. After restoration by Pratt Fine Arts, the construction team made offsite visits to field-engineer solutions for plumbing, basin design, structural attachment, and finishes. The fountain now stands in a prominent location at Midtown Square.

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