Chophouse Row – 2016 Global Awards for Excellence Finalist

Location: Seattle, Washington
Developer: Dunn & Hobbes, LLC
Designer: SKL Architects, Graham Baba Architects, Framework, and MA Wright
Size/Dimensions: 10,000 sq. ft.

Chophouse Row is a mixed-use project in the Pike-Pine district of Seattle that integrates a 1924 heavy timber and masonry auto parts building with a new seven-story steel and concrete structure. The site includes a public pedestrian alleyway and midblock courtyard lined with retail and restaurant uses which connect to five adjacent commercial buildings and three streets to create new dynamic space. A 5,500 sq. ft. open market, alleyway, courtyard, and internal corridor contains retail space. The construction of this space allowed for a mezzanine above the basement of an adjacent building to offer 900 sq. ft. of retail space and another adjacent building to offer an additional 700 sq. ft. of retail space. The project also includes 25,500 sq. ft. of office space, 3,500 sq. ft. of open space, 5,000 sq. ft. for storage and parking, and three residential penthouses of approximately 1,200 sq. ft. each. The estimated total cost of the project, excluding land, is approximately $14 million.

Marking the last phase of the 12th Avenue Marketplace redevelopment, Chophouse Row manages to add to the local urban network through the dedication of a large portion of the site to a public pedestrian alley and mid-block courtyard. The new entries and/or new retail in five existing adjacent buildings along with a mix of uses in one infill building, including retail, food & beverage, office, residential, and co-working, create a unique sense of place. Chophouse Row offers a retail mix of coffee, bakery, restaurant, bar, home wares, farm produce, chees shop, doggie daycare, and bike/fitness facilities.

The completion of Chophouse Row opened the first new office building within the boundaries of the Pike-Pine district in 80 years. This final segment of the 12th Avenue Marketplace hopes to jump-start a previously neglected demand for office space in the neighborhood by demonstrating the marketability of commercial development in conjunction with mixed-use retail and residential development.

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