WeWork, the New York-based co-working and shared office space leader, announced on Thursday that it plans to expand its WeLive apartment project in Seattle. WeLive will be housed in Martin Selig’s Belltown project on Third Avenue and Lenora Street as early as Spring of 2020, according to the Puget Sound Business Journal. It was reported in September of 2016 that the plans were under way.
The Third and Lenora project is a mixed-use office project that will have over 550,000 square feel on 36 floors and five floors of underground parking. There was no indication at this point in time how much of the space will be allocated to WeLive.
WeLive is touted as a new way of living, according to the company. From mailrooms and laundry rooms that double as bars and event spaces to communal kitchens, roof decks, and hot tubs, WeLive challenges traditional apartment living through physical spaces that foster meaningful relationships, states the company’s web site.
“From our member-favorite chef’s kitchens and inventive outdoor spaces to holistic wellness offerings and more, WeLive’s community-based apartment living is hassle-free and amenity-full, allowing our members to focus on their passions and live more fulfilling lives,” said James Woods, head of WeLive in a prepared statement.
People who use WeLive can stay for book one of the company’s apartments as long as they want. It can be one night, several nights, one month or several months. The company offers studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three plus-bedroom units. The locations also offer communal areas like lounges, work places, bars, etc. WeLive membership offers fully furnished units that include a full-time community concierge and housekeeping team. Items like premium cable, high speed Wi-Fi and general utilities can be purchased at a low cost.
WeLive’s web site states that there are two active communities for the company. Those are the 110 Wall Street community in New York and a location in Arlington, Virginia located at 2221 S Clark Street in the Washington, D.C., metro area. Studios in New York start at $3,050 and $1,640 in Arlington. Four bedrooms in New York begin at $1,900 per person and $1,200 per person in Arlington.