Cottage Grove Commons

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Cottage Grove Commons provides 66 units of affordable housing and supportive mental health services located on Delridge Way SW in Seattle.  The total construction cost was $8.46 million, and the total square footage of the building was 47,601 sq. ft., which includes 2,400 sq. ft. of retail space and parking for 17 vehicles. 

The design concept for the project including providing a beacon of services to the community while preserving the existing feel of the Delridge neighborhood and its natural surroundings. This was achieved by providing 90 feet of retail storefront for small local businesses, setting back the residential and services entry from the main street, and providing a large garden courtyard along the street front.  The garden courtyard is designed around the preservation of an existing Deodar Cedar tree and includes a rain garden and permeable pavers to control water runoff and enhance landscape permeability. Extra large windows in the residential units and community spaces wrap the central courtyard and provide residents with natural daylight and tranquil views of the garden.

Client: Downtown Emergency Service Center (DESC)
Location: Seattle, Washington
Program: 66 supportive housing units, underground parking, street level retail, office and lobby space
Highlights: Courtyard garden amenity for residents