The Postmark Apartments
The Postmark Apartments are a 243-unit multifamily development 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 will 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 will be 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 walk-up entries and private patios to create a pedestrian-friendly environment as a transition to adjacent residential neighborhoods. The buildings will be held back from the public sidewalk with generous setbacks that allow for the additional landscape required to make these types of frontages successful.