Seattle Community Opens its Doors

The 226-unit luxury community, developed by LMC, is fully integrated and offers smart-home technology, as well as also pursuing LEED Gold certification.


LMC has opened Axle, a 226-unit luxury apartment community in Seattle, upping its portfolio in the city to more than 2,500 units.

“We’ve boosted our Seattle presence in recent years, and that’s no coincidence because we like the balance of jobs, in-migration and quality of life in the region,” Brad Reisinger, LMC’s divisional president of the Pacific Northwest, said in a prepared statement. “We believe Axle will serve as a top-of-market, smart home-equipped living option for those who are as enamored as we are with the area and its various attractions.”

The eight-story mid-rise consists of one- and two-bedroom units with both dens and townhome layouts available. All units boast designer lighting, quartz countertops, high-end stainless steel appliances, full-size washers and dryers and hardwood-style plank flooring.

A Smart Place to Live

Axle offers units with smart-home technology, including an Amazon Echo integrated into a Sonos Play:1, Lutron Pico Remote for dimming lights and controlling smart-home speakers and a Ruckus access-point device for superior Wi-Fi coverage. All units will also be furnished with Lutron roller shades, which can be controlled through a smartphone, a Pico remote or by Alexa.

Community amenities include a 24-hour fitness center, a pet park and pet wash station, a sky lounge with a full kitchen, dining area with fireplace and large communal room with two oversized TVs. There’s also a special “Barcade,” which includes ping pong, skeet balls and other gaming equipment.

The community is also pursuing LEED Gold certification that will come about from programs designed to reduce water, improve indoor air quality and increase energy savings.

Thriving Seattle Scene

Located at 3230 16th Ave. W., Axle is situated in the Interbay area that links the charismatic Queen Anne, Magnolia and Ballard neighborhoods. It’s situated about a mile from Expedia’s new headquarters campus via a dedicated bike path, and the community offers convenient access to the thriving, tech-focused job market across the Seattle metropolitan area.

The Interbay neighborhood continues to emerge with all the hallmarks a great neighborhood, including access to transit, walkable retail and recreational amenities,” Reisinger added in prepared remarks.

The community is nearby the confluence of the Burke Gilman, Elliot Bay and Ship Canal recreational trail systems, so bike riders will be pleased. It’s also near the 534-acre Discovery Park.

LMC is a big believer in the Seattle market, also owning The Whittaker, Twenty20 Mad, Valdok 1701, Valdok 1702 and The Bower (in Kirkland).  The company is also developing a 548-home two-tower development on First Hill adjacent to Town Hall and a 435-home development in the Marymoor Subarea of Redmond. 

Image courtesy of LMC 

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