Designated as a Seattle Historic Landmark in 2016, the Pacific Telephone & Telegraph Garfield Exchange building was originally built as a two-story structure in 1921 for use as a telephone switchboard operation facility. In 1929, a third floor was added with design accommodations for the addition of a fourth floor. Since its donation to the Seattle Public Library in 1976, it has served as a storage facility. The building’s brick and ornamental terra cotta façade, concrete floor structure, generous floor-to-ceiling heights, and vertically proportioned windows are particularly well suited for its transformation to 25 residential apartment homes featuring 15-foot ceiling heights, private terraces at the penthouse level and an amenity rooftop space overlooking the downtown Seattle skyline. This historic preservation and adaptive reuse project will restore the building’s exterior façade, seismically retrofit the structure and include all new building systems.

Owner: Garfield 1529 LLC
Contractor: Venture General Contracting
Bank: Umpua Bank
Architect: BuildingWork
Location: Queen Anne
Project Size: 28,000 SqFt
Project Cost: $14 MM
Type: Muliti-Family
Status: Delivery 2Q2021
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Date: October 6 Category: Residential