Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing in Seattle - An Overview

CHUC_logoWe are an inter-generational urban community committed to sustainable living on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. You can read about all our participating households in our community ranging in age from infant to mid-60s, families, singles and couples. All people and families are welcomed. We took occupancy in mid-June 2016 and all units are spoken for at this time.

Our story started with Grace Kim & Mike Mariano. As architects they have studied CoHousing, written a book on Designing the Cohousing Common House, and designed Daybreak CoHousing in Portland. Together they have held a vision of urban cohousing for many years and purchased the property on Capitol Hill in 2008, hoping to attract others who share their values.

Some of the details

  • Our property is located at 1720 and 1722 12th Avenue between Howell & Olive on the east side of the street. We demolished the existing building.
  • Located one block east of Cal Anderson Park, a five minute walk from the future light rail station due to open next year.
  • We have targeted high Built-Green or LEED guidelines for achieving as many high-performance sustainability metrics for energy and water usage as is financially feasible both now and planning for future upgrades.
  • Construction began November 13, 2014 and we moved-in mid-June, 2016.
  • We worked with developer Maria Barrientos’ firm, known for unique urban development focused on making places, not just building buildings, many of them on Capitol Hill.
  • There is a working, year-round  Rooftop Farm out-sourced to Seattle Urban Farm Company & interns from local community colleges.
  • There is no onsite automobile parking.
  • We are a non-smoking and gun free community, we allow pets, shared meals a few times a week and are child-friendly.
  • Lot size: 4500 sf
  • Number of homes: 9
  • Home sizes: 850-1,400 sf (2-3 BR)
  • We are setup as a long-term rental model starting at market rates and locking into rent control within a few years.
  • Rents: are at market rate for new construction on Capitol Hill.

There are NO units available in the foreseeable future. We suggest you subscribe to our mailing list to be notified should that change.

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