Located in the rapidly developing South Lake Union neighborhood, 701 Valley is a new 15-story residential tower featuring 161 studio and one-bedroom units. The compact site is steeply sloping, adjacent to the Aurora Avenue divided highway, and beneath the Lake Union seaplane flight path, which reduces the potential height of any structures.
In response to these unique site constraints, the building is divided into masses that shift in plan and step in elevation, creating a slender profile and an east-facing roof terrace with sweeping views of Lake Union and the Cascade mountains. Opaque walls are concentrated at the north and south elevations, allowing generous floor-to-ceiling view windows in all units. Common spaces, such as the corridors, lobby, and rooftop amenity area are recessed, contiguous, and expressed with a contrasting material expression. The primary pedestrian entry is located on Valley Street, clearly defined by the building’s massing.
146,000 sf total 161 residential units 66 parking stalls 171 bike parking stalls