Under construction in September 2017
General information
Address970 Denny Way
Seattle, Washington
Coordinates47°37′08.85″N 122°20′15.38″W / 47.6191250°N 122.3376056°W / 47.6191250; -122.3376056Coordinates: 47°37′08.85″N 122°20′15.38″W / 47.6191250°N 122.3376056°W / 47.6191250; -122.3376056
Construction started2016
OpenedSeptember 2018
Cost$94 million[1]
Architectural435 feet (133 m)
Roof400 feet (120 m)
Technical details
Floor count40
Design and construction
Architecture firmWeber Thompson
DeveloperHolland Partner Group
Other information
Number of units461 apartments
Parking374 parking stalls

Kiara (also known as 970 Denny Way) is a residential skyscraper in Seattle, Washington. The 40-story, 435-foot-tall (133 m) tower has 461 apartments and was completed in 2018. It is first skyscraper in the South Lake Union neighborhood and is one of the few highrise buildings outside of Downtown Seattle. The building is located at the intersection of Denny Way and Terry Avenue, near the headquarters of The Seattle Times and the Cornish College of the Arts.

Design and features

Developer Holland Partner Group contracted architecture firm Weber Thompson to design a building that reflected both the industrial origins of the neighborhood (as seen in the six-story brick podium) as well as the high-tech future (as seen in the tower's glass exterior). The building will feature a 374-stall parking garage, as well as 188 bike spaces, and amenity spaces such as an outdoor porch and rooftop deck. The podium will house 15,100 square feet (1,400 m2) of retail space.[3][4][5]

The building's penthouse is 3,000 square feet (280 m2) and has a monthly lease of $19,265.[6]


Holland Partner Group announced plans for a 40-story residential skyscraper on the site in December 2014,[7] and purchased the site in March 2015 for $20.1 million.[8] The design was approved by the city of Seattle in December 2015,[9] allowing for construction to begin in January 2016 with the demolition of a three-story warehouse on the project site that was built in 1927.[5][10][11] The building was opened on September 1, 2018.[12]


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  2. ^ Kiara at Emporis
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  4. ^ "Holland wants SLU tower design to reflect industrial past, tech future". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. August 14, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Levy, Nat (January 11, 2016). "Holland ready to start another 40-story tower, this one in SLU". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  6. ^ Westneat, Danny (July 13, 2018). "Another 'Manhattan moment': Seattle's new $19,265-a-month apartment". The Seattle Times. Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Two high rises up for design review". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. December 15, 2014. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  8. ^ Stiles, Marc (March 18, 2015). "Apartment developer pays $20M for site in Seattle's 'bulls-eye' for new skyscraper". Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "DPD OKs Holland apartment tower". Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce. December 29, 2015. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  10. ^ Fesler, Stephen (August 19, 2015). "A Territorial Perspective: 970 Denny Way". The Urbanist. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  11. ^ Addendum to the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the South Lake Union Height and Density Alternatives EIS prepared for 970 Denny Way (Master Use Permit No.: 3018935) (PDF) (Report). Seattle Department of Planning and Development. November 30, 2015. p. 1. Retrieved May 9, 2016.
  12. ^ De La Rosa, Shawna (November 19, 2018). "Kiara Seattle Apartments Opens In South Lake Union". Bisnow Seattle. Retrieved February 18, 2020.