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Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing

Multi-generational, Urban
1722 12th Avenue
Seattle, 98122
  • Move in year :
  • 2016
  • Number of units :
  • 2-10
  • Land size:
  • <2 acres
  • Developed acreage :
  • N/A


Mission Statement
We are an urban community bridging generations, aiming to be good neighbors on Capitol Hill. We value sharing and seek health, both for ourselves and our planet. Our Values include: * Sharing * Environmental Awareness * Intergenerational * Neighborhood Partnership * Healthy Individuals * Healthy Community

Community Description
We are a very diverse community in an incredibly dense neighborhood in Seattle – Capitol Hill. We have all of our 9 households with children between ages newborn and 13 years old and our adults range from early 30’s to mid-60’s.

We have 9 units on 4500sf lot (smaller than the typical Seattle single family lot). Our property is located 3 blocks from light rail and has great bus access. We built with high Built-Green and LEED guidelines achieving as many high-performance sustainability metrics for energy and water usage as much as was financially feasible both now and planning for future upgrades.

We broke ground in late October, 2014 and took occupancy in June, 2016. Please note we are a unique hybrid model. All members pay $30,000 to join our LLC. The members built the apartment building and we are self-managed. We will pay market rate rents which will be kept artificially as stable as possible, rather than increasing with the market. This is intended to entice longevity. We are currently developing a vesting system. You can view a video tour here:

Shared Property
  • Common House
  • Guest Rooms
  • Community Garden
  • Laundry
  • All units fully accessible
Welcomes Visitors (fee may apply)
  • Common Meals
  • Guest Rooms
  • Scheduled Tours
  • Individual Tours
Decision Making
  • Modified Consensus
  • 3-5 meals per week
Meal Participation
  • Everyone participates
  • N/A
Contact Information
  • Sheila Hoffman
Last modified August 18, 2023


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