Opened in December 2006, Court 17 is a unique public/private development consisting of a five-story, 128-unit apartment building and a three-story, 309-car parking garage. The market-rate apartments are owned and operated by Lorig & Associates, a Seattle developer; the garage is owned and operated by UW Tacoma. The garage portion of the project was funded with $3 million from the state, a $1 million low-interest loan from the city of Tacoma, $3.1 million in bank financing and $400,000 from other UW Tacoma funds. The project is helping to fuel the dramatic economic revitalization taking place around the UW Tacoma campus and drawing people into the community to support amenities that benefit students, staff, faculty and the entire neighborhood.
Architect: Mithun Architects of Seattle
Parking garage general contractor: Berschauer Phillips, Olympia Parking garage construction
Cost: $7.5 million