Seattle, WA (March 6, 2019) – PCL Construction Services, Inc. broke ground on February 28th to build the KODA Condominiums in Seattle. This $81.5 million tower is the first new-construction, for-sale high-rise to be built in the area known as Nihonmachi or Japantown, the gateway to the historic Chinatown-International District.
KODA will feature 203 units within the building’s 17 stories. Two of the units are dedicated guest suites. The building will offer three levels of below-grade parking, various amenity spaces, and retail at the street level.
“We are excited to bring more great living spaces to this dynamic part of the city,” said Aaron Wiehe, PCL’s vice president and district manager. “Constructing this project over the existing King County Metro bus tunnel system will be a challenge, and is something that we have been preparing for throughout preconstruction.”
KODA is located at 450 South Main Street, just steps from public transit at the King Street Station which is one of Seattle’s major transportation hubs.
Prior to the project’s approval and permitting, KODA faced review by the International Special Review District (ISRD), a panel of community stakeholders that regulate design and development within the Chinatown-International District (CID). This oversight by ISRD was established to help preserve the CID’s unique Asian American character and encourage the rehabilitation of areas for housing and pedestrian-oriented businesses.
“We are very pleased to have earned the unanimous support of the International Special Review District and the City of Seattle to move forward with this transformative and timely community,” said Kevin Hsieh, vice president of DA LI Development USA, based in Pioneer Square.
As the first project in the U.S. for DA LI, KODA is expected to be complete in December 2020. Presales have already begun for the condo units which will include studio, urban-one-, one-, urban-two-, and two-bedroom flats ranging from 400 to 1,200 square feet. Units are anticipated to be offered from approximately $400,000 to more than $1.4 million.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia. These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers. Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $7 billion, making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch us build at PCL.com.