Doug J Scott

Coined “the neighborhood catalyst,” Stadium Place stitches together a triad of neighborhoods, eliciting a new 24/7 live–work–play vitality in the historic section of Seattle. 

The high-rise development is located at the nexus of the city’s historic Pioneer Square District, International District, and growing South Downtown District (SoDo), the latter being home to three major sports league teams, and establishes a new connection to a neighborhood that once tended to go quiet after the stadium lights switched off. 

The Wave, which was completed last year by builder Benjamin Coffman and developed by Pillar Properties and Daniels Real Estate, is the high-end, luxury half of Stadium Place’s two residential towers (the other building being the mid-rise Nolo). Combined, the towers add 496 units of market-rate, multifamily housing to the previously financially troubled district, in addition to much needed job opportunities and grocery, retail, and dining outlets. The Wave alone offers 333 units. 

Additionally, in accordance with the development’s terms of purchase and sale agreement, the project is providing 30 on-site affordable housing units. LEED Silver certified and energy efficient, Stadium Place has reduced potable water use by 44.7%.

Planning the project involved over a decade of widespread effort, including a number of community meetings with stakeholders such as city agencies, preservation boards, businesses, and citizens of the historic neighborhood, to gain support and reinforce the parallel goal of achieving neighborhood- and district-wide revitalization.  

Though the tower features an undoubtedly bold and modern expression, its façade is outfitted with highly reflective glass that respectfully mirrors and showcases its surrounding historic buildings. Designed by ZGF Architects, The Wave’s slightly askew exterior blocks lend interest to the building’s outward appearance, while inside, elegant interiors with floor-to-ceiling windows offer 360-degree views of the city, Puget Sound, and Mount Rainier. 

Street-side, Stadium Place boasts pedestrian-friendly features such as oversized sidewalks and large planting beds along its perimeter, in anticipation of future expansion of the surrounding green corridor. The development also features an on-site urban garden, which is used by the building’s restaurants to provide fresh, local, and sustainable produce for its menus.  

Establishing a vibrant presence and an influx of new residents, The Wave and Stadium Place aim to inspire and catalyze the further development and business expansion of the region.