Pine+Minor is the newest apartment complex in the trendy Pike-Pine corridor near downtown Seattle. Designed by the Seattle office of Perkins+Will, Pine+Minor offers up a bit more than the typical apartment building. The seven-story building boasts a LEED Platinum certification, live-work units, retail facilities, a green roof, bike storage and shared amenities like conference and fitness rooms. Low energy use helps residents save on their utility bills while also reducing their overall environmental footprint.
The new Pine+Minor apartment complex sits at the corner of Pine and Minor near the edge of the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Located on the Pine-Pike corridor, the building is conveniently located for access to a variety of shops, restaurants, recreation, parks and downtown offices. The seven story building features 111 apartment residences, nine live-work units on the first floor, 3,000 square feet of retail, and a 30-stall parking garage. For those who have ditched the car, there is a secure room for 35 bicycles with a fix-it station so residents can work on their bike if they need to. Inside is a shared fitness room, a lounge, conference space and a swanky rooftop deck with views of the city.
To get LEED Platinum, Perkins+Will put sustainability at the core of their design starting with the building envelope, which works to minimize energy loss. A green roof planted with sedum, herbs and even trees provides new habitats for birds and bees and also extra insulation. Sunshades on the west side block excess heat and glare while maximizing daylight. Energy Star appliances are augmented by a solar thermal hot water system that saves 27 percent more energy. Inside, residents will find high recycled content and low VOC materials along with low flow plumbing. Besides built in energy saving and sustainable features, the apartment complex encourages lighter living through close proximity to all the city offers.
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