Cascade Blocks

The Cascade Blocks in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood include commercial retail spaces, ground floor live-work units, 19 townhouse units and 468 apartments. The Cascade Blocks connect Cascade Park with the Seattle Times Pocket Park using a diagonal, cross-site pedestrian mews. The buildings enhance pedestrian movement through the site by carving away the ground levels. Pedestrian movement is also reflected in the buildings’ fenestration and cladding cadence at the upper floors.

  • Client

    Equity Residential
  • Status

    Completed 2018
  • Total SF

    550,889
  • Residential SF

    315,729
  • Commercial SF

    12,593
  • Residential Units

    477
  • Certifications

    Targeting LEED Gold Certification

  • Partners

    • Chinn Construction
    • Brumbaugh & Associates
    • KPFF Consulting Engineers
    • Weber Thompson – Interiors
    • RDH Building Science Inc.
    • Sider+Byers Associates Inc.
    • Coffman Engineers Inc.
    • O’Brien & Co

Through-block pedestrian walkway connects two local parks.