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State & Municipal Government

STUDENT HOUSING PROJECT

University of Washington West Campus
Seattle, Washington

To address the demand for student housing opportunities on the University of Washington Campus in Seattle, the University of Washington established a goal to provide new quality housing for undergraduate enrollment while creating a 4-year live-on campus culture.  To implement this goal, the University of Washington proposed to develop new student housing in the West Campus area totaling up to approximately 2,500 residential beds on six sites.  The West Campus Student Housing Project also included the vacation of several alley rights-of way, public open space, supporting services, and enhanced pedestrian streetscapes. 

EA managed the environmental review process and preparation of the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, in addition to managing the efforts of transportation, historic resources, and cultural resources specialists, and preparing analyses in the areas of land use, relationship to plans and policies, aesthetics, and housing.  EA also assisted the University of Washington through the complex City of Seattle alley vacation process; the alley vacation application was approved by the City of Seattle and construction of the West Campus Student Housing Project has commenced.  To accommodate the schedule goal of having new student housing available for the beginning of the 2011/2012 school year, the SEPA environmental review and alley vacation processes were completed in approximately 1 year.

Aerial Vicinity Map Streetscape Improvements Map
Aerial vicinity map Streetscape improvements map