Following the March 2021 approval from Seattle’s Design Review Board for a proposed residential development at Northgate Mall, Mill Creek acquired the property located at 10661 8th Ave. NE as it prepares to advance its 400-unit Modera Northgate project. The company paid $16.9 million for the property, which presently is a vacant former skilled nursing facility called Kindred Seattle – Northgate. The seller of the property was Louisville, KY-based Kindred, an operator and owner of hospitals and medical facilities across the country.
The development is one many that have reshaped Seattle’s Northgate Mall, now a mixed-use redevelopment opportunity that will house a mix retail, housing, entertainment and office properties, including the new NHL team Seattle Kraken’s ice skating facility.
The Madera Northgate development will feature a five-story, 400-unit residential building that is designed by Ankrom Moisan and Brumbaugh & Associates. The project is also planning to include 240 residential parking stalls.
Modera Northgate is just across 5th Ave. NE from the Northgate Mall, whose redevelopment is also working its way through the entitlement and design review processes. The Prism, a 138-unit complex completed in 2019, and the Enclave, a 265-unit development finished in 2014, are also located nearby, as are numerous parks and the Northgate Community Center.
The proposed development has been going through reviews for some time now, and the global COVID-19 pandemic made the that process elongated, as well. The development team went in front of Seattle’s Design Review Board three times, and it received an approval in March of this year, at its third attempt, from the Board to move the project along forward.