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Uwajimaya Village
Building Uwajimaya Village
Location Seattle, WA
Client
Uwajimaya, Inc.
Weller Street Housing LLC
Size 200,000 square feet
176 apartments
70,000 sf retail
Completed 2001
Cost $38 million

Uwajimaya Village combines apartments, retail, restaurants and parking, all in one unique, two-block development in the heart of the International District in Seattle. The famous Uwajimaya Asian grocery store anchors the site, and is surrounded by a multi-ethnic food court, a Washington Mutual Bank, several small retailers plus the Kinokuniya Bookstore. The 176 apartments sit atop the store, surrounding a serene, landscaped courtyard. This project was the largest new multi-family housing development ever to be built in this neighborhood, and it has been integral to the resurgence of new development activity in the area.

Maria Barrientos, while a partner at Lorig Associates, guided this project through the initial deal making, market and financial feasibility analysis, neighborhood acceptance, permit process, historic district approvals, financing and design. Maria remains a partner in the project. Laura Bachman, also while at Lorig Associates, arranged the permanent financing for the apartment portion of the project, and was actively involved in the marketing of the apartments.

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