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Nitze-Stagen Submits Early Massing Studies for 203-Unit Mixed-Use Project in Seattle

Seattle, Puget Sound, Nitze-Stagen, Neiman Taber Architecture, Murase Associates, Swenson Say Faget, Othello

Multifamily Project Aimed at Gateway Neighborhood Placemaking

Seattle, WA. – March 23, 2023 – Nitze-Stagen submitted today a massing study packet for Early Design Review of an 8-story mixed-used building located at 4200 South Webster in the Othello neighborhood.

Nitze Stagen purchased the site in October 2022 for $3.1 million to be combined with an adjacent site at 7350 Martin Luther King Way South.  Together, the two sites total 19,191 sq. ft. and will provide approximately 203 mixed-income, workforce apartment homes with 3,262 sq. ft. of ground floor retail along Martin Luther King Way, and 35 below-grade parking spaces.

This is Nitze-Stagen’s second development in the Othello neighborhood with its 4001 South Willow multifamily project having passed Design Review in 2022.  Both projects are part of Nitze-Stagen’s transit oriented development focused on high-quality, financially attainable, mixed-income rental housing that contributes to the vibrancy of the communities in which they are located. The total Nitze-Stagen multifamily portfolio includes more than 1,000 apartment units in development.

The parcel is an irregular shaped lot at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way South, South Webster Street, and Renton Avenue South. In front of the building is an unattended right-of-way at approximately 9,200 sq. ft., which Nitze-Stagen is proposing to privately improve for public, community use.

Nitze-Stagen’s preferred massing option divides the building into two contextually responsive masses along S. Webster and Martin Luther King Jr. Way, anchoring a prominent corner with visual interest.  It also includes balconies, something which Nitze-Stagen took away from community conversations as a desirable unit amenity.

The preferred massing is also voluntarily set back along the retail level at Martin Luther King Jr. Way to provide a wider pedestrian zone and connection to the street scape and public-right-of-way.

The project team includes Neiman Taber Architecture, Murase Associates, and Swenson Say Faget. Since it is still early in the design process, a general contractor has not been announced. Nitze-Stagen hopes to begin construction in late summer of 2024.s