SEATTLE — A joint venture between Holland Partner Group and North America Sekisui House LLC (NASH) has broken ground on 2019 Boren, a planned 44-story, 410-unit multifamily tower in downtown Seattle.
Located at 2019 Boren Ave., the 484-foot tower will also offer three floors of commercial space as well as a ground-floor performing arts hall and art gallery created exclusively for Cornish College of the Arts, located across the street.
“This started with a meeting with the leadership of Cornish College of the Arts in May of 2016 to think about what might be possible with this incredible location in the heart of Seattle,” says Tom Parsons, executive managing director of Vancouver, Wash.-based Holland Partner Group.
“Cornish is a vital part of our community, and we have really enjoyed being on this journey with them. The groundbreaking is a significant milestone for all of us and we couldn’t be any more excited about what’s to come,” adds Parsons.
The building will serve as the gateway to the Cornish College of the Arts campus, according to Raymond Tymas-Jones, president of the college. “The gallery and performing arts space, inside and outside, will create an environment for learning that provides a public facing arts space in our thriving technology hub.”
Construction is expected to be complete in spring 2022. Holland Partner Group, which will pursue LEED Silver certification, is the owner, developer and general contractor for 2019 Boren. The company expects the project to create 1,200 jobs with as many as 300 workers on-site at peak activity.
Leaders from Holland Partner Group, Cornish College of the Arts and NASH were on site for the groundbreaking ceremony.
Arlington, Va.-based NASH specializes in establishing joint ventures to build mixed-use projects and master-planned communities. NASH is the U.S. business operations unit and a subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Sekisui House Ltd.
Begun in 1914, Cornish College of the Arts offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in the performing and visual arts and a Bachelor of Music degree, multiple public programs and extension courses.
— Alex Tostado