Find a Flexible Workspace and Comfortable Living at 3rd & Lenora
New buildings in Seattle are popping up left and right, but there is one in particular that everyone has their eye on and that’s 3rd & Lenora. Whether you’re looking for a flexible place to work, a hassle-free, amenity-full apartment, or a place to connect with others and make friends, this development has it all. Future home of both WeWork and WeLive, this 35-story tower is the first of its kind in the country, offering tenants all the amenities that living and working in the same luxury building can provide.
A One-of-a-Kind Project in the Heart of the City
Martin Selig Real Estate broke ground on this Belltown commercial property in August 2017 and has been steadily making progress ever since. Slated to open in late spring 2020, the development will be the first space in Seattle to house both flexible workspace and apartment living.
Rollie Dawson, Martin Selig Real Estate project manager for 3rd & Lenora, cites two distinct architectural elements coming together for the first time on the West Coast. “We are focused on an artistic architectural design as well as functionality and comfort for living, working and playing all in one building,” said Dawson. “Martin Selig has incredible taste and with his direction, this development is going to be an outstanding place to spend any kind of time.”
Designed by Perkins +Will, when it comes to commercial property in Seattle, this development is at the top of high-class architecture. “There’s forty percent more glass in this building than your typical rectangular structure,” said Dawson. “It’s designed in a z-shape and that provides tenants with great views from every floor.”
Within walking, steps from Pike Place Market, and adjacent to Seattle’s retail core, 3rd & Lenora is a mixed-use building with ground-floor retail, 11 floors of WeWork office space, 22 floors of WeLive apartments, and two full floors of amenity space at the top of the building. Five floors of underground parking, a bike room, and ample storage space for tenants will also be available.
Move-In Ready, Amenity Full Living
WeWork has had a presence in Seattle since 2014, but the WeLive concept is making its West Coast debut at 3rd and Lenora. With 22 floors slated for residential living, prospective tenants can choose from studio to four-bedroom fully furnished apartments including HDTVs and high-speed internet.
“With so many young people moving to Seattle to work at Amazon, Google, Facebook, Expedia and the like, now is the time to provide Seattle with a WeLive,” said Jordan Selig, Executive Vice President at Martin Selig Real Estate. “Every apartment will come furnished, not only with a bed, sofa and desk, but also with towels, sheets and all the little accessories that make a place feel like home.”
WeLive spaces are tailored to each city and community it finds itself within — much in the same way every WeWork has a slightly different local look and feel. WeLive in Seattle is the first location to be built from the ground-up, and the team has incorporated their latest designs to provide something for everyone. Tenants will have access to a state-of-the-art indoor athletic facility and the top two floors of the building are slated as WeLive amenity spaces, with 40-foot floor-to-ceiling glass walls providing extreme views of Puget Sound and the city.
Love Where You We Live
Beyond move-in ready apartment home living, the interior layout is built to facilitate social interaction and a true neighborhood feel. WeLive plans to create a diverse set of amenity spaces, from a children’s playroom, movie screening room, and workout studio to a pizza kitchen, a bakery, and more.
WeLive has also enhanced the ways its members can interact with each other, implementing more mixed floors to allow for WeWork and WeLive communities to come together. By creating a mixed-use development that includes WeWork, WeLive and a diverse array of common areas and retail spaces, they can create the ultimate community. This, in combination with their daily event offerings will provide opportunities for members of all pathways to connect, interact, relax, and recharge.
“The building is designed to encourage community.” said Selig. “The convenience and social aspects of WeLive at 3rd & Lenora will be two of its greatest strengths, not to mention the flexible leases and an unbeatable location at the confluence of Downtown, Belltown and South Lake Union.” (Read more about Belltown in our Neighborhood Spotlight.)
Progress is fast-moving, with the 7th floor just poured, and the development team is on schedule for a successful opening in spring 2020.
The team at Martin Selig Real Estate is incredibly excited to collaborate with WeWork and WeLive at 3rd & Lenora and believes that WeWork is leading the change in the way people work, live and play.
“Because of its size, WeWork achieves an economy of scale and quality control that no other workspace provider is able to deliver,” said Selig. “WeWork is an incredibly dynamic company, constantly testing new products and expanding aggressively all over the world. That’s why it’s able to attract some of the best talent in the real estate, technology and design industries.”
As commercial developers, we are seeing a macro-cultural shift, where more people are moving into cities and seeking greater flexibility and convenience in the environments where they work, live and play. Seattle has become a major metropolitan center that continues to attract top talent from around the globe, and that has resulted in the development of several areas like Belltown – a centralized neighborhood that is easily accessible to businesses, restaurants, retail and more. 3rd & Lenora will cater to today’s rising demographic by creating a space that engages with the local community, providing more opportunities for members and the surrounding areas to come together, interact, and connect.
Stay tuned for more updates on this project, and all the new buildings in Seattle under development with Martin Selig Real Estate.