The Postmark Apartments
The Postmark is a 243-unit multifamily development, done in partnership with Katerra, that is located in Shoreline, WA just north of Seattle. Prominently located on the corner of 175th Street and 15th Ave, these apartments border Shoreline’s North City and Ridgecrest neighborhoods and replace a US post office facility with a comfortable, safe and easily accessible residential community.
The apartments consist of two opposing L-shaped buildings enclosing a single story clubhouse amenity/outdoor terrace. The streetscape has been activated by the lobby entrances and the leasing offices at the corner of the site. As grade falls off to the south and west the design team saw a perfect opportunity to populate the remaining streetscape with walkup entries and private patios to create a pedestrian friendly environment as a transition to adjacent residential neighborhoods. The buildings have been held back from the public sidewalk with generous setbacks that allow for the additional landscape required to make these types of frontages successful.