Located in Seattle’s Central Area neighborhood, Jackson includes 532 apartments, retail, and a 25,000-square-foot grocer. The site is organized to provide significant landscaped open space, including in a large public plaza and a mid-block open space aligned with a previously vacated street right-of-way. Unique patterns, textures, and practical art are woven into the landscape and the base of the building. A 12,000-square-foot plaza offers space for celebrations and performances while the small retail spaces are designed to allow homegrown businesses to take root. Revived cultural expression, a revitalized business core, new housing and extensive green space contribute to a strong identity and sense of place. In line with Runberg’s continued push for high-performing buildings, Jackson’s usage of a commercial central heat pump water heater, efficient/smart lighting technology, and water-efficient on-site irrigation led to LEED Platinum Certification and an EUI of 19.3.

  • Client

    Vulcan Real Estate
  • Status

    Completed 2020
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  • Residential Units


The residential townhouse-style facades were designed to create respectful transitions to neighboring single-family homes.

A 60-foot-wide mid-block pedestrian mews enhances the walkability of the neighborhood.

"The Jackson project is truly special: Its design is the culmination of listening to the voice of the community and bringing those ideas together in a unified vision to enhance the neighborhood’s health, culture and vitality."
- Brian Runberg, principal