Addison on Fourth

Location: Seattle WA


Area: 340,000 sf

Completion: 2013

Project Details

Constructed in 1911, this building was once the grand New Richmond Hotel, located in the International Special Review District. In 1970, the building was converted into low-income housing with 240 apartments. The building underwent another transformation more recently, with CLARK / BARNES working with the new owner to upgrade the historic residential building. The renovation ensures that Addison on Fourth continues to provide affordable housing, as well as ground-floor retail and basement artist and musician studios for creative professionals. 

The upgrade comprises the addition of twelve residential apartments, along with critical life safety improvements, including fire sprinklers and seismic upgrades. The Beau-Arts façade was restored to its former glory, while the ground floor has a new lobby that maintains historic features and creates a hospitable and accessible entrance for an enhanced resident experience. 

Resident amenity spaces were added, and the upper-floor common areas received new finishes, casework, and lighting. The project received Historic Preservation Tax Credits, as well as Special Tax Valuation through King County.


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