Kamiak lands MUP for 119 First Hill units, with nearby project for sale

The new month begins with a master use permit, issued last week, for a First Hill apartment project being planned by Kamiak Real Estate. The eight-story, 119-unit Songbird apartments, at 119 12th Ave., will replace a half dozen old rental houses on the corner of East Fir Street. The site is a little south of Seattle University.

Hybrid Architecture designed the project, and R Miller is newly attached as the builder. The team also includes Hewitt, landscape architect; PacLand, civil engineer; Rushing, MEP; Zipper Geo, geotechnical engineer; Terrane, surveyor; Ground Support, shoring; Nexus, envelope; and Swenson Say Faget, structural engineer.

Construction for the 107,300-square-foot project is to be Type III-A wood over Type I-A concrete. No start date has been announced. A construction permit is still pending, but near.

Songbird also includes 46 underground parking stalls, and tenants will also have 102 bike stalls. Units are to range from SEDUs to two-bedrooms, but most are one-bedrooms. Three bays of commercial space will total about 2,432 square feet.

Meanwhile, a few steps north at 157 12th, Kamiak and Synergy Construction are nearing completion on the 92-unit Sound on 12th. That’s being offered by Berkadia, along with two other Kamiak projects also very close to their certificates of occupancy. Those two are the 67-unit Rowlock in Fremont, and the 91-unit Alt on Capitol Hill.

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