Compass on Dexter is located in the southern reaches of the South Lake Union community and has 74 two and three bedroom units. It was developed to serve families at risk of homelessness and provides a place to live and play for very low income households with children.
The 91,712 SF six-story building has structured parking, a play area and secure courtyard with a trellis and perimeter plantings on the second level, meeting and classroom amenities, and offices for the Compass organization.
The building design is shaped to setback from the stately Denny Park Lutheran Church across the alley thus maintaining the churches visual connection to Dexter. The south façade is simple and planer to serve as a backdrop to the park. The Dexter façade incorporates broad bays with corner windows offering views to downtown and Lake Union. The building corner is accentuated and is punctuated with a taller sloped roof that serves as an identifying element for the building and the entry below.
Compass on Dexter is a sustainable project built to Evergreen standards. Construction is five levels of wood frame over a PT deck with a parking area; finishes include hardie reveal siding; custom roofing joists.