Highline PlaceHighline Place is a 44-unit, 89,000 SF mixed-use building located in Des Moines, WA. The building was built using wood frame over concrete construction. Most of the building, about 59,000 SF, will be used as housing for students in the Highline College International Student Housing program and the remaining 30,000 SF will be utilized as a retail space and underground parking. Each housing unit includes four bedrooms, a living area, and a kitchenette. Each of the four housing floors will have a shared common area. The project includes laundry facilities, bike storage, a community room, underground parking, and a roof-top barbeque. Residents will enjoy direct, walkable access to Highline College. Site improvements included full landscaping, an outdoor courtyard, and street improvements.
This project has presented several challenges from the beginning. Contaminated soil was found onsite and proper measures were taken to ensure the soil was safe. There was a small homeless encampment on the site prior to construction and the residents were safely relocated. The Charter team had to bore across the busy Pacific Highway in order to obtain electricity for the building.
Architect: IHB Architects
Location: Des Moines, WA