Upton Flats


Located at the western extents of the High Point neighborhood in West Seattle, this project is part of the Seattle Housing Authority’s High Point redevelopment plan. Helping to reconnect High Point with the rest of West Seattle, Upton Flats will serve as a gateway to the neighborhood while also providing 104 market-rate residential units and over 10,000 sq. ft. of ground floor commercial space. In response to the 380′ long site, SMR was able to maintain an at-grade pedestrian connection by proposing two, four-story buildings over continuous below-grade parking separated by a pedestrian pathway. The design focuses amenity spaces, such as two roof decks, a central club room, exercise room, and entry lobbies along this pedestrian corridor to help activate the site into a vibrant extension of the High Point neighborhood. 

Client: Shelter Holdings
Location: West Seattle, Washington
Program: 104 market-rate housing units including two live/work units, over 10,000 sq. ft. of commercial storefront for office and restaurant use, below-grade parking
Highlights: Part of the Seattle Housing Authority’s High Point redevelopment plan