Seattle Green Factor

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Project Outcomes

Seattle Green Factor is a score-based code requirement that increases the amount and improves the quality of landscaping in new development. Landscaping plays an important role in how new development looks and functions. Well-designed landscaping:

  • Improves the look and feel of a neighborhood
  • Reduces stormwater runoff
  • Cools cities during heat waves
  • Provides habitat for birds and beneficial insects
  • Supports adjacent businesses
  • Decreases crime 

Case Studies

Each of the links below show how a particular project met its Seattle Green Factor requirement. The case studies include landscape plans, Green Factor scoresheets, and photos of the finished projects.

Amazon Phase IV - Corporate Campus


Chloe Apartments - Seven-Story Mixed-Use Building


Joule Apartments - Six-Story Mixed-Use Building


Link Apartments - Six-Story Mixed-Use Building


Pinehurst Safeway - Grocery Store


First United Methodist Church - Religious Facility


Project Purpose

The project purpose was to promote Green Factor and to provide updated landscaping and stormwater management requirements.

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