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427,000 Sq. Ft. project features 216 homes and West Seattle’s first L.A. Fitness Health Club; Design includes art from West Seattle artist and new neighborhood pocket park

New LA Fitness open as of May 15, 2015

Madison Development Group LLC ( (MDG), a Seattle-based real estate firm specializing in commercial real estate development, today announced the grand opening of its newest residential project: ‘Spruce West Seattle’.

Located at 4555 39th Ave SW, the 427,000 sq. ft. ‘Spruce West Seattle’ project includes two seven-story residential buildings totaling more than 197,000 sq. ft. 216 units, along with 42,211 sq. ft. retail space. Construction on the project began in April 2013.

“We’re excited committed to developing the highest quality projects in the Pacific Northwest,” said Tom Lee, partner at Madison Development Group.  “Our goal with ‘Spruce’ was to provide unique, high-quality residential living with amenities not found in other West Seattle projects.”

New apartment homes at ‘Spruce West Seattle’ range from $1,225—$1,450 for a studio apartment; $1,325—$2,040 for an open one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment; $1,800—$2,175 for a one-bedroom, one-bath den apartment; and $2,160—$3,400 for a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment.

Additionally, twenty percent of the units are dedicated to households below the median income, according to Seattle’s Multifamily Property Tax Exemption Program.

Ideal Location for West Seattle Living & Commuting

Located just over the West Seattle Bridge along Fauntleroy Way and located along the Rapid Ride bus line, ‘Spruce West Seattle’ offers urban living at its finest—with 24 spacious floor plans including 33 two-bedrooms, 170 one-bedrooms and 13 studios. Many homes feature beautiful downtown Seattle and Cascade Mountain views.

The high-quality exterior finishes at ‘Spruce West Seattle’ include two-story brick masonry, custom-colored two-story glazing at the retail level, prodema wood paneling, cement board and metal plantings. The building also includes a parking garage with 188 residential parking spaces.

In addition to its residential units, ‘Spruce West Seattle’ also includes a 42,211 sq. ft. L.A. Fitness health club, which will open on May 15th, 2015. As one of the fastest-growing chains in the country, the club is dedicated to helping people achieve the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through its nationwide network.

Along with the parking garage and retail component, the site totals 427,000 sq. ft.

Designed With Unique Project Amenities, Local Art and Support for New Parks

‘Spruce West Seattle’ also includes numerous amenities for residents—including a theater room with a big screen television; game room with shuffleboard and pool table; community room with gourmet kitchen and fireplace; expansive rooftop dog-run and dedicated dog-washing station; and courtyard with fire place and fire pit; and community gym.

Additionally, the project also features commissioned sculpture art by West Seattle-based artist Lezlie Jane at a newly constructed pocket park located at Fauntleroy and Alaska. In her piece, Jane explores ways to build bridges between time, land, sea, heavenly bodies and the people who experience them.

Conserving Natural Resources While Providing a Healthy, Comfortable Environment

Developed according to standards in which buildings are designed and built to conserve natural resources while providing a healthy, comfortable living environment, ‘Spruce West Seattle’ is also BUILT SMART-certified.

As a result, the project includes extra floor, wall and ceiling insulation; energy-saving windows; long-lasting, energy-efficient LED lighting; healthy ventilation including ENERGY STAR® whole-house fans and high-efficiency thermostats; and energy / water-efficient ENERGY STAR® refrigerators, clothes washers and dryers.

Sustainable plantings throughout the project include sedums on the landscaped roof, and built-in planters on the plaza deck level designed to mitigate urban heat in the summer and absorb rainwater that would normally be transmitted to the sewer.
The project team for ‘Spruce’ includes general contractor Chinn Construction, architect CollinsWoerman, interior designer Two 9 Design, and landscape architect Weisman Design Group.

In addition to Spruce, MDG is under construction on a new mixed-use project in Capitol Hill at the intersection of Pine Street and Melrose Avenue. Anticipated to open in spring 2016, the project will include 221 apartments and 16,500 sq. ft. of retail space. In addition, the site’s two character structures, the Timken Roller Bearing Building and the Melrose Building, will have their facades preserved and restored in the process.

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