Jackson Apartments

Seattle, WA

An urban redevelopment project arises from a public-private partnership to provide affordable, sustainable spaces for Seattle's Central Area community


  • Targeting LEED Platinum®
  • Winner: Washington Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA) 2022 Professional Award- Merit Award, Residential Design

  • Winner: 2021 PCBC (Pacific Coast Builders Conference) Gold Nugget Merit Awards, Best Multi-family Community of 100 units or more
  • Winner: 2021 MFE Awards, Mid-Rise, Merit

  • Winner: 2020 NAIOP Night of the Stars Award, Multi-Family Residential Urban Development of the Year: More than 100 Units

The Jackson Apartments is an urban redevelopment project located in Seattle’s Central Area neighborhood. The project came together due to a collaborative effort between the developer, architect, Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development (OPCD), its Department of Neighborhoods, and other dedicated community stakeholders including passionate residents of the Central Area.

O’Brien360 served as LEED for Homes Provider/Green Rater for the 761,866 sq. ft.  project that includes a 377,059 sq. ft., 532-unit residence; 47,991 sq. ft.  of retail comprised of small spaces for homegrown businesses to take root, and a 25,000-square-foot grocer.


The site has an abundance of landscaped open space, such as its large public plaza and open area situated mid-block and aligned with a previously vacated street right-of-way. The landscape and the base of the building feature the work of local artists, and each amenity carries a solid intention to enhance tenant comfort and wellbeing while utilizing the expanse of green space to foster a sense of place and community. The Jackson is LEED Platinum- and Salmon-Safe certified.