Essex Crossing - 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist
Learn more about 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence Finalist, Essex Crossing (New York City).
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Developers: Vulcan Inc.
Designers: Ankrom Moisan; BOLA Architecture + Planning; Callison RTKL; CNA Architects; CollinsWoerman; GGLO; Graphite Design Group; Johnson Architecture & Planning Inc; LMN Architects; Miller Hull; NBBJ; Perkins+Will; Runberg Architecture Group; ZGF Architects
Site Size: 340 Acres
Vulcan’s revitalization of Seattle’s South Lake Union (SLU) neighborhood exemplifies vibrancy, diversity, complexity, authenticity, tranquility, culture, and perseverance. Located adjacent to the CBD to the south, and Lake Union to the north, SLU served for many decades as a light industrial district with surface parking lots, gas stations, and low-rise warehouses. Between 1996 and 2004, Vulcan assembled 60 acres in SLU and established a vision for a mixed-use neighborhood that would be a thriving center of innovation.
Project goals included:
Today, SLU’s 340 acres features:
Vulcan’s $4 billion investment in SLU has leveraged an additional $7 billion of investment from other private developers and public entities, including $800 million of infrastructure improvements. The success of South Lake Union relied upon a strong collaboration between the public and private sector and Vulcan’s determination to be a catalyst for change, positioning SLU to capture strong regional growth.