Emerald City Commons is a modern and sustainable affordable housing project designed to support the needs of low-income families while building community.


Developed by Mercy Housing in partnership with Urban Impact, Emerald City Commons is designed to support the needs of low-income families without compromising on quality or function. With a special focus on families with children, the residential units were thoughtfully arranged so that the larger, three-bedroom units extend out from the building to provide natural ventilation and 180-degree views for parents to watch their children playing in the outdoor public spaces.

In considering the needs of these families, MG2’s design incorporated a range of cost-efficient green features such as low-VOC paints and finish materials that reduce allergens. Secured parking and entries, a fitness center, a computer center, and a large common area for social and enrichment programs foster a sense of support, health, and family that create a true community.

Location /
Seattle, WA
Size /
100,000 SF
61 residential units
Client /
Mercy Housing / Urban Impact
Services /
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Community Impact Award / NAIOP Washington Chapter

Excellence in Construction Awards, Mixed-Use, Eagle of Excellence Award / Associated Builders and Contractors - Western Washington