Station House features 110 affordable apartments co-located with the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station in the heart of Capitol Hill. This development preserves economic diversity in the neighborhood, is a powerful example of transit-oriented development, and opens up the full range of opportunity our city has to offer to its residents through its location just steps from the light rail, streetcar, bus stops, and greenways for biking, and by providing secure bike parking.
First envisioned in 2009 at Sound Transit community meetings, this building answers a combined neighborhood voice advocating for affordable housing as a priority. That voice was led by the Capitol Hill Champion, an alliance between the Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce and the Capitol Hill Community Council. Construction was completed ahead of schedule, and residents began moving in March 2020. Amenities include a rooftop deck, common laundry facilities on each floor, and bicycle parking. The building will receive LEED’s green building certification for using sustainable materials and for exceeding building code requirements for energy and water efficiency, including a solar array on the roof.
The ground level 1,400 square foot community space is known as the Cathy Hillenbrand Community Room, named for the Capitol Hill Champion neighborhood activist and long-time board member. It will include an art installation sponsored by the AIDS Memorial Pathway to honor those affected by the HIV/AIDS crisis. The community space is expected to open in late 2020.