WA (March 7, 2019) – PCL Construction Services, Inc. broke ground on
the KODA Condominiums in Seattle. This $81.5 million tower is the first new-construction,
for-sale high-rise to be built in the area known as Nihonmachi or Japantown,
the gateway to the historic Chinatown-International District.
KODA will feature 203 units within the building’s 17 stories. Two
of the units are dedicated guest suites. The building will offer three levels
of below-grade parking, various amenity spaces, and retail at the street level.
“We are excited to bring more great living spaces to this dynamic
part of the city,” said Aaron Wiehe, PCL’s vice president and district manager.
“Constructing this project over the existing King County Metro bus tunnel
system will be a challenge, and is something that we have been preparing for
KODA is located at 450 South Main Street, just steps from public
transit at the King Street Station which is one of Seattle’s major
Prior to the project’s approval and permitting, KODA faced review
by the International Special Review District (ISRD), a panel of community
stakeholders that regulate design and development within the
Chinatown-International District (CID). This oversight by ISRD was established
to help preserve the CID’s unique Asian American character and encourage the
rehabilitation of areas for housing and pedestrian-oriented businesses.
“We are very pleased to have earned the unanimous support of the International Special Review District
and the City of Seattle to move forward with this transformative and timely
community,” said Kevin Hsieh, vice president of DA LI Development USA, based in
As the first project in the U.S. for DA LI, KODA
is expected to be complete in December 2020. Presales have already begun for
the condo units which will include studio, urban-one-, one-, urban-two-, and two-bedroom
flats ranging from 400 to 1,200 square feet. Units are anticipated to be
offered from approximately $400,000 to more than $1.4 million.
About PCL Construction
PCL is a group of independent construction companies that carries
out work across the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, and in Australia.
These diverse operations in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial, and
buildings markets are supported by a strategic presence in 31 major centers.
Together, these companies have an annual construction volume of $7 billion,
making PCL one of the largest contracting organizations in North America. Watch
us build at PCL.com.
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