HopeWorks Station North

Everett, WA

Innovative mixed-use development serves the social and housing needs of low-income individuals and families in a building that prioritizes energy efficiency


  • LEED Platinum®
  • Net Zero – Ultra High Energy Efficiency (UHEE) funded project: Washington State Housing Trust Fund 
  • Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard (ESDS)
  • International Living Futures Institute Living Building Challenge Demonstration project
  • Winner: 2022 ULI Americas Award for Excellence

O'Brien360 was ESDS coordinator and LEED for Homes Provider for Dykeman Architects on HopeWorks Station North, a Net Zero, ESDS, and International Living Futures Institute's Living Building Challenge Demonstration project developed by Housing Hope and HopeWorks Social Enterprises. HopeWorks Station II was also a pilot for using LEED Multifamily Midrise certification to demonstrate compliance with Washington State's Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard. 

Designed as transit-oriented development and a catalytic keystone in the Everett Station District revitalization, the new innovative mixed-use development near downtown serves the social and housing needs of low-income individuals and families earning up to 30% and 50% AMI including homeless youth and veterans seeking a way out of poverty. Through its Workforce Development Center, aligned with affordable housing, HopeWorks II delivers career pathways for at-risk populations, putting them on a path out of poverty toward a more stable life.

The residential portion of HopeWorks Station North consists of 65 apartments, a mixture of studios, one-bedroom, and two bedrooms. The ground floor and mezzanine have space devoted to social enterprises, like FoodWorks, a culinary food service program, in addition to a retail training center with a food store and bakery, a culinary training facility, a youth career office, and space for volunteers and other partnerships. The rooftop of the development features a solar array that produces a minimum of 198,000 kWh annually toward a net-zero energy goal. The project team's strong commitment to sustainability helped elevate the project to LEED Platinum, making HopeWorks the first residential building in Everett to earn that designation.