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

Designers: PCL Construction Services, Incorporated, Building Contractor (firm); Perkins and Will, Architects (firm); Sellen Construction Company, Incorporated (firm); Lawrence B. Perkins (architect); Phillip Will Jr. (architect)

Dates: constructed 2006-2008

26 stories

725 9th Avenue
First Hill, Seattle, WA 98104

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Skyline at First Hill occupied the block bounded by Eighth Avenue on the west, Columbia Street on the north, Ninth Avenue on the East, and Cherry Street on the south. An alternate address is 710 8th Avenue, 98104.


This 26-story retirement facility, developed by a Presbyterian charitable group, was erected during 2007-2008. According to King County Assessor records, the Corproation of the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Seattle owned the property until 02/23/2007, when its title was transferred to FH (presumably First Hill) LLC.

Building History

The developer, Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest, planned to spend $100 million, 26-story apartment building, just outside of Downtown Seattle, WA, in 2006; designed for residents 62 and older, the building was to have 199 apartments and occupy an entire city block. Those wishing to live here would pay an entrance fee of $370,000 (refunded upon departure or death) and monthly service charges ranging from $2,500-$5,000. A married couple would pay an additional $895 per month for the second person. This apartment complex was the third in Seattle for Presbyterian Retirement Communities Northwest, a non-profit organization started in 1956; the two others were Exeter House in Downtown and Park Shore in Madison Park. Construction was set to begin in early 2007 and end in late 2008.

Building Notes

To make room for Skyline at First Hill, the Capri Apartments were demolished in early 2007. Skyline was to occupy an entire city block with three buildings: a 26-story main high-rise, a lower (approximately 12-story), L-shaped tower containing the Skyline Health Center and a lower, four-story wing on the property's west side. It occupied, in 2015, a 7,680-square-foot (0.18-acre) site.