So far, so good. We moved in to a studio a few months ago, and the apartment is livable. Although the prices are cheaper than most others in Seattle, the rent still seems high for a small unit for low income families. The location is just on the edges of the International District and Pioneer Square, within walking distance of a bus station, Uwajimayas (grocery store), and numerous asian restaurants and cafes. The application process was smooth, but the maximum income for this building seems so low that you wouldn't be able to pay rent if you qualify to live here... We are two people working minimum wage jobs, and were just a few hundred dollars under the max income. The renovated apartment is pretty nice, and our studio features a compact fridge/freezer, dishwasher, stovetop, and a microwave/oven combo. We initially had a few doubts about the micro/oven, but it has been able to bake everything we've thrown at it so far. The flooring is laminate that looks like wood, and the counters are a faux-stone type of material. Overall, it looks nice, but feels slightly cheap. There are no separate utility fees, and everything is included in one price, including electricity. The unit has no cooling, however, and has proven unbearable during the summer. Most of the building seems unclean. Our floor has a window near the elevator which has cigarette burns on the window sill, and trash is often left by the trash chute. The hallways and main communal areas smell similar to a bowling alley, and homeless tend to congregate in the lobby areas. The staff are quick to remove them though. Even with the issues, the building seems safe enough. The service elevator, intended for moving furniture and the like, has been down for a few weeks. All move ins and outs have had to use the main elevators, which leads to some uncomfortable trips. The fitness center is located in the basement, and is usually deserted, which is nice if you like to work out without being watched. Once again, it's pretty dirty, and the equipment needs cleaning. All interactions (albeit few) with management and staff have been pleasant and they have been very helpful. Overall, if you qualify for low income housing, you could do worse. It seems as if some simple cleaning and maintenance were performed regularly, it would be a great, convenient place to live.
They advertise certain amenities but don't deliever. It was false advertising!! On their website they quoted that they had hardwood floors which they didn't and the whole place smell like trash as well as bed bugs everywhere. The staff is ignornant and rude, they treat the residents them unfairly and talk down to them. The whole apartment complex was dirty and nasty. It seems like the carpets haven't been cleaned since 1984. The hallways and stairwell always smell like urine. The management want the quota but their excuse to maintain the apartment complex is they don't have the budget.
PROS: Beautifully renovated, new appliances, nice amenities (including fully-equipped fitness center, media/game rooms, large updated laundry facility), excellent location with quick accessibility to downtown Seattle as well as amazing city views. The maintenance team is particularly admirable as they are communicative, responsive, efficient, easy-going and personable. CONS: The apartments are very nice save for the lack of storage, however, this problem can be easily fixed with some creativity and organization. The noise outside is fairly audible due to high-traffic bus stops below and two sports stadiums a few blocks south. Overall a great, affordable place to live. I would recommend Addison on Fourth to anyone wanting to experience city living for a reasonable price!
The building looked great like what they did to the place but the management was not so great the manager, had a bad attitude she was rude never had any idea whats was going on and still managed to loose my money took way to long to return it would not accept responsibility for her mistakes blamed everything on temp workers just not a very good look her, the staff was cool.
from the photo of an interior room on the computor?
this doesn't look
taking a tour in an hour or so.
will close this review out upon my return.