Luna’s concept is the same as the Olmsted Brother’s – access to fresh air and sunlight. In 1908, the landscape architecture firm planned for a park to be within 1/2 mile of every house in Seattle. As part of that plan, Hiawatha Play field was built in 1911.
The site’s size and shape (113’ X 301’) allowed for a conventional “double loaded” corridor arrangement to be “pulled apart.” This provided an opportunity for units to have windows on two ends for cross ventilation and sunlight. By narrowing the width of the units and additional 16 apartment homes contributed to offset the increase costs of exterior wall area.
At the street level, a 25,000 SF PCC Natural Market will contribute to the neighborhood by providing a social hub for residents.