8th & Republican is a new mixed-use development with 210 residential units, street-level retail, and underground parking in South Lake Union.
HEWITT’s landscape architecture design attracts visitors to the street-level retail with a large plaza and design elements like colorful residential stoops and decking elevated over rain gardens and a water feature. A small café with seating and popular photography retailer provide visual activity, site presence, and services to both residents and visitors.
Street-level townhomes have private landings that connect to the “mega stoop” – a yellow fiberglass boardwalk over recessed rain gardens that serves as outdoor area for the residents and provides a visual anchor at the building entry. A sidewalk parallel to the “mega stoop” allows the public to access the building’s front entry and ground floor retail.
A terraced roof deck features a bleacher-style seating structure for outstanding views west to the Space Needle and north to South Lake Union.