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Ship Lofts has made Sustainability & ESG its driving mantra since its inception. The driving force behind our decision making processes are first to achieve full Living Building Challenge 4.0 Certification, the most difficult to achieve of all certifications. The second is a regional specific Salmon Safe certification, of which we've taken The Pledge as our property is their first development directly on a waterfront with salmon in it. Both certifications will be a first for Tacoma WA, making Ship Lofts one of the most eco-sustainable multi-family buildings in the state and

Ship Lofts in The Registry PS "Developer Looks to Transform Last Privately-Owned Waterfront Site in Tacoma into “Iconic” Statement"  by Meghan Hall Full Text: As the Puget Sound grows, Tacoma is experiencing its own development boom, with property owners and commercial real estate firms planning projects that will impact the city’s skyline for years to come. However, the development team in charge of the last remaining privately owned waterfront parcel in Tacoma is taking a particularly bold approach: The project team for the Tacoma Ship Lofts intends to make the design almost controversial

The news of our project has spread organically onto Reddit and Skyscraper City. Almost all commenters liked the design, but half didn't like that it's not affordable housing. Our official response to the affordable housing issue. The City of Tacoma is going through a building boom with 7000+ units complete, in planning or permitting. A vast majority of these are in the affordable housing sector. But the city understands there has to be a selection of all property types: Low, Affordable, Market Rate and Luxury.  It's estimated that 3-5% of the units

Ship Lofts mentioned again in Puget Sound Business Journal "Condo comeback? Growing demand spurs development plans in South Sound" by Shawna De La Rosa Full Text: After years of without much condominium development going on in the South Sound, a comeback could be underway as demand for housing prompts more investment in this previously overlooked sector of the market. “Regionally, in every metro market the single-family home price is just bonkers,” said Josh Nasvik, managing director of Polaris Pacific. “Buyers are getting fed up. Condos are the natural first step for the entry-level homebuyer.” Condos

The Ship Lofts Development has made it into the news!  Puget Sound Business Journal was the first to pick up on us. "Developer plans ship-shaped luxury condo building on Foss Waterway" by Shawna De La Rosa Full Text: As more companies migrate to the South Sound, David Grieshaber bets high-paid executives will be looking for luxury living close to water. To meet that need, Grieshaber, who founded a sustainable-housing company called Ship Lofts LLC, plans to develop a 31-unit mixed-use condominium development on the shores of the Thea Foss Waterway. Units will likely start above $1 million. The