November 2022 We are proud to announce that Kärsti just received The International Interior Design Association Northern Pacific Chapter's 19th Annual INawards INmulti-family - Distinction Accolade for Relevancy. The jury spoke very highly of the project and how it addresses a critical need – housing affordability and community. The interior is designed to give residents a space that feels dignified. The decor, inspired by 80’s [...]
September 2022 Construction concluded on the final three new apartments at Westland Manor. HUP earlier completed two loft units in former laundry and storage space as the first phase of the project. The recently completed second phase included constructing three new apartments in former garage space. The five new units represent a 29% increase in unit count for the 1920s era building.
April 2022 The Registry , a Pacific Northwest leader on commercial real estate news, featured an in depth article on Freya apartments. The story looks at the design of Freya, Neiman Taber Architects' approach, and also touches on the case for re-legalizing this type of housing which has been actively suppressed by city policy since 2014. For convenience, a .pdf version of the article [...]
March 2022 KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio is Seattle’s NPR news station. The independent, nonprofit news organization produced an in depth look at life at Kärsti. The story covers who lives in the community, why they like living there, and some of the challenges of developing affordable housing in Seattle. https://www.kuow.org/stories/in-ballard-a-beehive-style-apartment-offers-refuge-for
February 2022 Since 1893 the Daily Journal of Commerce has led the way in sharing important Seattle business news. Today the DJC published a full story on Freya and Kärsti covering a range of topics including affordability and the plusses of living in a community like Freya and Kärsti. http://neimanarchitects.blogspot.com/2022/02/neiman-taber-co-living-projects-in-djc.html
December 2021 Hamilton Urban Partners received its Certificate of Occupancy from the city today, formally concluding the construction phase of the 20-unit addition to Sylvan Court. 19 of 20 homes are now leased, achieving 95% occupancy.
October 2021 Hamilton Urban Partners has broken ground on three additional apartment units at Westland Manor, the company's original asset. The homes will replace underutilized garages and will feature quartz counters, stainless appliances and a modern industrial look. The three new units are in addition to two added in 2020; in total, the new homes will increase the unit count by 29%.
August 2021 Hamilton Urban has completed renovations on Link-14. The 28-unit apartment building received new enclosed stair towers with intercom secured access and structural enhancements to the breezeways. A new enclosed community patio with grill and seating was also added and all apartments have now been updated with flooring, countertops, washer dryer, and fixtures. Click here to view Link-14.
July 2021 The Sylvan Court addition project has reached a new milestone! The project now has all utilities — water, sewer, power and gas — connected. The 20-unit addition to 20-unit Sylvan Court features studios as well as one and two bedrooms and is expected to be complete in September 2021.
July 2021 Leasing momentum has been strong at micro-apartment Freya, one of two co-living projects Hamilton Urban Partners recently completed. At this pace, HUP anticipates the asset will be stabilized by late summer. Visit Freya to learn more about the property.