With two months to go till completion, the Harbor/Urban all-apartments development Nova started leasing this weekend in The Triangle, and has launched its website too. We visited the 62-unit building this week, in advance of the milestone. See our photo tour ahead:
Our guides were Tejal Pastakia from construction/project manager Pastakia and Associates and Nic Nobili, with property manager Indigo Real Estate Services. We started at the front entrance, at 36th and Snoqualmie (map):
The lobby won’t be a gateway to much beyond the apartments themselves. Nova is what its developers call “urban infill” – taking advantage of a relatively small spot that’s convenient to many things, from transit to businesses. But while many of the “amenities” are folded into the apartment plans itself, it does have a few popular features – including a rooftop deck:
It’ll have seating, barbecue facilities, a kitchen, and what they’re calling a “moon garden” – plantings that will be highlighted even at night (which gardeners know can be accomplished with colors and scents). And on the floor below, there’s a community room with a spiral staircase (remember our report on how it was hoisted into place?):
Its lighting, we’re told, will twinkle … the starry Nova theme is revisited throughout. Back to the units themselves (which you can read about on Nova’s site): The building is a mix of 1- and 2-bedroom apartments. Starting about halfway up, the north and east sides have downtown views:
The 1-bedrooms have galley kitchens, to maximize space:
Some of the 2-bedrooms’ kitchens even have their own small windows, in addition to facing out on the living area’s huge windows, which are a trademark throughout.
Note the ceiling fan, too. In the kitchen itself, if you take a close look at the quartz countertop, you can even see it sparkle:
Back on the ground level, some units have streetfront doors as well as doors from the interior hallway:
Nova is just off the new RapidRide C Line bus service launching September 29th and it’s part of the new generation of buildings where parking is a premium, not a given – so if you want one of its three-dozen spaces, it’s $60/month and first-come first-served – don’t wait if you’re thinking to lease. (There is bike storage, too! And pets are OK – “no ‘pet rent,’ we’re told.) If you’re coming to tour, not only look for this exterior –
… but also, the gleaming Airstream trailer that’s serving as the temporary leasing office. (There’s a picture on Nova’s Facebook page.) Nova started construction last October, so when move-ins start in mid-November, that’ll conclude a 13-month building process.