Bell View Apartments all started with 2 dilapidated houses on a hillside overlooking Interstate 5. Instead of seeing all the problems of this site, Preston Walls saw a luxury apartment community with an expansive windows and a rooftop deck to enjoy the breathtaking views unique to this location. Views of the downtown skyline, Lake Union, The Cascades, Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker, and the Olympics, a ‘can’t beat’ location if someone could just make the vision a reality.
Well, that vision has FINALLY become a reality after years of permitting negotiations, design changes, and construction ups and downs. This property is now home to 61 luxury apartment homes with floor to ceiling soundproof windows, air conditioning, an expansive rooftop deck, high-speed fiber internet, solar power, high-end appliances and fixtures, digital entry systems and smart home devices, secure package lockers, electric vehicle charging stations, rooftop dog run, green rooftop gardens, and a modern community lounge.
Within the first 4 months of opening, the building leasing team surpassed all goals by reaching 98.4% occupancy! This was despite a late design change to pull 3 units off the market to add square footage with lofted space for an additional bedroom or office. This increased rents by approximately 15% on those units.
Next time you are on I5, keep an eye out for Bell View Apartments and our Walls Property Management signage, you will not miss this beautiful building that enhances the hillside of Capitol Hill. Let us know if you’d like a tour, we’d love to show you around!