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Northgate TOD

As a firm with master planning experience, multifamily housing expertise, and roots in Seattle, Ankrom Moisan has been involved in many Transit-Oriented Developments surrounding the new Link light rail stations. This cover letter was part of a successful qualifications package to partner with a developer for the anticipated Northgate Station TOD, which would involve close collaboration with national design partners for master planning, placemaking, and landscape architecture.


King County’s expansion of the Link light rail to Northgate presents an exciting opportunity to create a transit-oriented development that serves a diverse population through a wide-range of uses. To achieve a world-class destination, the project team will need to think globally and cross borders in planning efforts. The presence of a local development and design team allows for the inclusion of the best master planning and retail consultants without geographical constraints. Ankrom Moisan’s regional expertise, collaborative history on projects of multiple scales, and dedication to sustainable solutions make us a great fit for your team.

Our extensive experience in Seattle puts your team ahead of the learning curve. Significant research and planning has already been completed for the Northgate TOD site; however, changes are sure to occur as the design team ensures goals for the development are addressed. Our connections with King County and the City of Seattle will help all stakeholders and design partners navigate the forthcoming RFP, and ultimately the awarded project.

We know housing, but we also understand its place within a master plan. Ankrom Moisan has experience creating master plans, collaborating with master planning experts, and working within existing master plans. As we team up with design partners for the Northgate TOD site, we are able to empower innovative concepts and designs for the public realm, and are prepared to share our local expertise and experience with all types of housing.

Ankrom Moisan walks the sustainability talk. We don’t approach sustainable solutions as a means to an end for achieving some type of project-specific certification. Our firm is signatory to the 2030 Commitment, and in turn we are encouraging and challenging clients to take sustainable standards to the next level. Through LEED, ESDS, and Passive House experience, as well as an extensive understanding of site-specific sustainable solutions, our team is prepared to meet and exceed your goals for the Northgate TOD.

The proposed team is available to participate in the RFP response period, start on this project immediately upon award, and see it through to completion within your identified time frame. With a staff of more than 350 people across three offices, we have the resources available to add on support staff as needed. The core proposed team members are based in our Seattle office and will manage and administer the project, as well as develop the design and construction documents, locally.

We thank you for taking the time to review our qualifications and sincerely look forward to working with [redacted].

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