A Little More Green in Greenwood

The vision of Piper Village is to create a place for people. To create a vibrant urban village with retail, apartments and a pedestrian-oriented attitude. A key component in this vision is to create a place using sustainable building practices. To create a place for healthy living.



Pedestrian-friendly Neighborhood
  • Mixed-use development of apartments, townhomes, and retail
  • Morrow Lane is a privately-owned, one-way, walkable lane connecting 1st to Palatine, and eventually to Greenwood Avenue.
  • Woonerf inspired design: This roadway, designed with pedestrians in mind, will be a wide, open lane incorporating special features to slow cars down
  • With a high score of 91, Walkscore.com calls Piper Village a "walker's paradise" with its bounty of neighborhood amenities close at hand, including grocery stores, schools, entertainment, coffee shops, dining, theaters, and outdoor spaces.
Sustainable Development
  • Native and drought-tolerant landscaping and water feature in a central plaza
  • Addition of swales on Palatine and 1st Avenues to manage storm water runoff
  • Pervious pavement and asphalt to reduce storm water runoff: This is the first application of pervious asphalt in north Seattle and the largest application in Seattle.
  • Open space at the corner of 87th and 1st Avenue NW includes an historical representation of a bog that will aid in storm water drainage.
The Sedges at Piper Village: Green-Certified Apartments
  • BUILT SMART certified
  • Built Green™ 3-Star certified
  • 9 to 11 foot ceilings and large windows
  • Mold prevention:
    • Moisture tests were performed on all wood and concrete in units
    • Glass fiber gypsum wallboard used in all bathrooms and laundry areas does not allow mold to grow
    • There is no exposed wood on the outside of the building
    • Exterior rain screen and air barrier system prevent water damage and mold
  • More than 70% of the construction waste was recycled
  • Renters benefit from energy efficiency and healthier indoor air due to:
    • Energy Star windows, dishwashers and washing machines, and fluorescent lighting fixtures
    • Lighting sensor control in common areas and programmable energy-efficient thermostats in units
    • Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) paint and carpet
    • Formaldehyde-free cabinetry
    • Formaldehyde-free fiberglass insulation and acoustical ceiling tile with recycled content
    • Durable long-lasting building materials, including Hardiplank siding
    • High-efficiency, healthy heating and ventilation systems
    • Education for occupants and maintenance staff