Located 2 blocks from the Roosevelt light rail station, Brooklyn Six-Five delights in its context. Ground level brick and variable width metal siding acknowledges the rich textures in the historic Roosevelt High School viewed to the north. The former dry-cleaning building, which was surrounded by surface parking, has been replaced with a 6-story podium structure built to its street-facing edges to better anchor and activate this heavily-trafficked corner lot. Extensive environmental cleanup was required prior to construction. To further heal this urban site, over-sized curb cuts have been filled in and the building is undercut at its base to provide new landscaping and storm water planters.
A patio provides spill-out space for Café Ladro and allows students to continue to cut the corner when heading west on NE 65th Street. Elegant upper level massing allows for each of the floors to have five corners instead of four. Most units enjoy views of downtown Seattle or the picturesque high school. On sunny days, the large rooftop amenity deck takes advantage of its southern orientation and offers views of Mt. Rainier.