Curbed Seattle Announces KODA Condominium Project
As a Curbed Seattle article outlines, "a parking lot in the International District is slated to sprout up into 200-plus condos in the next few years. KODA, a condo tower designed by local firm KMD Architects and developed by Taiwan-based Da Li Development, has started design review."
The building's location at Fifth Avenue and Main Street is part of the Japantown neighborhood, and as Yang Lee, a director with KMD Architects tells Curbed Seattle, "it's important to note that the International District is not just Chinatown, as commonly thought but in fact a collection of historically significant communities...Architecture and placemaking can reinforce this spirit of place."
Though many of the design plans are still subject to review, the site's close proximity to the King Street Station means that "parking will be optional - the building will have 77 stalls total." Dean Jones, President & CEO of Realogics Sotheby's International Realty says "I don't think many of our buyers are going to be depending on an automobile."