AKA: AVA Queen Anne Apartments, Queen Anne, Seattle, WA

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses

Designers: Gaylord, Grainger, Libby, O'Brien-Smith (GGLO), Architecture and Interior Design, LLC (firm); William Gaylord (architect); Alan Grainger (architect); Chris Libby (architect); Clayton James O'Brien-Smith (architect); Thomas Sheldon (architect); Mark Sindell (landscape architect)

Dates: constructed 2010-2012

9 stories, total floor area: 299,820 sq. ft.

300 3rd Avenue West
Queen Anne, Seattle, WA 98119

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This extensive, apartment complex stood just above Elliott Avenue NW, a major artery into Seattle's Downtown area. Due to its proximity to the central business district, residential real estate near Elliott Avenue NW became increasingly developed during the 2000s and 2010s, replacing commerical and industrial tenants.

Building History

Portland architectural firm, GGLO, designed this 204-unit apartment complex on a site once occupied by the Sons of Norway Hall #2, between 1951 and 1983 and The Mountaineers, from 1983 until 2008. Architects Tom Sheldon and Mark Sindell were the lead GGLO designers on this tower, given a LEED Silver rating for new construction by the US Green Building Council. (See GGLO.com, "AVA Queen Anne," accessed 01/09/2019.)

Building Notes

According to the King County Assessor in 2019, AVA Queen Anne contained 299,820 gross square feet, 171,444 net. GGLO calculated gross square footage at 295,738. Of the total, 196,011 was set aside for residential space, 14,585 for commercial uses. The architects planned for a garage capable of accommodating 244 cars. It covered 28,800 square feet (0.66-acres) of land.

PCAD id: 22626