B45 is a mixed-use, 337-unit high-rise tower located steps away from the future University District light-rail station. On the ground floor, retail space will include a self-serve market hall and contemporary laundry mat open to both residents and the public. The building graciously sits on a raised plinth that provides community seating and a stage-like presence, echoing the historic Neptune Theatre across the street. Other neighbors include the Graduate Hotel, UW Tower, and 22-story tower development located one block west at 1200 NE 45th Street – also designed by Runberg.
The building’s internal organization is revealed in the expressed façade grid design. Each floor uniquely includes its own resident common space with a balcony overlooking Portage Bay to the south, reinforcing the expressive vertical composition. Each common space spans over two floors that allows residents to co-mingle with other floors. Units will consist primarily of small efficiency dwelling units (SEDUs), averaging 325 SF, providing an affordable, vertical housing option in one of Seattle’s densest neighborhoods.
ClientCahill Equities, barrientos RYAN