Batik is a mixed-use project located in Seattle’s historic Yesler Terrace. Developed 80 years ago as the city’s first racially integrated, public subsidized housing, Yesler Terrace is undergoing a dramatic redevelopment. The program aims to preserve the neighborhood’s diversity and vibrancy while expanding access to housing for people of all income levels. Batik and its sister development, Cypress, are the first market-rate apartment buildings in the Yesler Terrace redesign. The seven-story Batik adds 2,400 sf of retail and 195 apartments, 39 of which are workforce housing.

  • Client

    Vulcan Real Estate
  • Status

    Completed 2018
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A multi-floor community kitchen, accessible at street level, allows residents and neighbors to bond over meals.

Batik looking south

Batik fulfills the team’s vision of healthy community, buildings, and residents.

Batik’s design includes multiple interior and exterior gathering spaces, including a courtyard and roof deck with uninterrupted views of Mount Rainier and the Puget Sound.