Fremont’s Epicenter has a grocery store, coffee shop, sushi restaurant, ice creamery, home furnishings boutique, two live/work units and 128 apartments in the complex. Each building is named after a celestial body. The cover photo is Mars, draped with Fremont artist Mark Steven’s 65-foot-tall stainless steel “Monsruang” — Thai for “Jewelry from Heaven.”
Developer: Security Properties
Photo © 2003 Randall J. Corcoran
In this year's Urban Development special publication of the Daily Journal of Commerce, we discuss the difficulties and delights of building in the urban Seattle area.
Difficulties like squeezing more housing downtown and filling an affordable housing gap.
Delights, as in creating more open space in the urban environment.
Parking is always an issue - such as how to house more cars when space is at a minimum, or how to control stormwater runoff.
We even tackle the issue of the sprawling waistline.