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


  • LEED Platinum® certified
  • 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 Technical Assistance and Verification team 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.