Fazio Associates Landscape Architects

Blue Birch Apartments

blue birch apartments

Location: Seattle, Washington

Client: Pryde + Johnson

This mixed-use residential project is located in the Ballard neighborhood, directly south of Ballard High School on NW 65th Street and on 15th Avenue NW, a busy arterial street. Both frontages will have new street trees, planting strips with shrubs and groundcover, bike racks, and raised planters and benches along the building to create a healthy pedestrian realm. Wide sidewalks and the building setback also anticipate high pedestrian volume due to the transit options and the student population from the high school. Planting and bioretention at the ground level to the east help create a buffer to the residential neighborhood beyond, and residential patios have raised planters providing privacy. The roof deck features a large stepped deck for movies, a pet park, an outdoor kitchen, a firepit, string lighting, and several different seating areas. Green roof and bioretention strategically placed around the site and building help mitigate stormwater.