Tour the Evolving Seattle Waterfront from Above

Join Brooke, Sales Manager at The Emerald, as she explains the latest amenity milestones and what’s to come along the ever-evolving Seattle waterfront. A natural in front of the camera, Brooke begins this video tour high above it all filming from one of our beautiful one-bedroom condominiums on the 33rd floor. This “05” stack home offers an amazing vantage point to watch the progress along the waterfront unfold.


If you haven’t had a chance to watch Brooke’s entire video, enjoy the tour. We’ve summarized some key points below for your convenience!


The Waterfront Project is creating a more accessible and livable waterfront in an effort to offer more pedestrian spaces connecting the city core down to the water. Once at the waterfront, the emphasis is to create a more livable and enjoyable space for all.


The first portion, the new seawall, was completed in 2017.  This new seawall serves as the foundation for the new waterfront, and it has some really nice features for the ecosystem. Salmon migrate through that area, so they have used materials and have designed it in a way that creates a healthier habitat for the sea. A sidewalk has also been incorporated to facilitate and encourage waterfront pedestrian activity.


In 2018 we saw the addition of the Washington Street Habitat Beach, a beach that anyone can enjoy for fun, great for picnics or to get your feet wet. If you are familiar with the waterfront, you know that before this beach was added, there really wasn’t anything on the water until you get to the Olympic Sculpture Park, which is on the north side of the city. This addition is almost complete and many are excited about this new venue.


In 2019, an above ground two-story highway was rerouted underground into a tunnel that now runs underneath the waterfront – hugely beautifying the waterfront and definitely making it much, much more enjoyable and accessible.


The next portion of the project that was completed was Pier 62.  You can tell which one it is because it has a soccer field on top. This pier was designed to be a flexible park space, with numerous events daily. The Waterfront Park website highlight activities offered such as free yoga, free dance classes, food truck round-ups, live music and even the regional Salish Tribe sharing traditional songs and stories with visitors.


Future plans call for a sidewalk that runs along the waterfront, expanding it and making it more like a promenade. They’re also adding a bike lane, more greenery and park spaces for kids to play, in an effort to create a pedestrian-friendly setting for all. These present and future improvements will make connecting by foot to your favorite sporting events extremely convenient. It’s very Seattle.


The Overlook Walk portion of the waterfront is another project that is currently under construction which will connect Pike Place Market to the Seattle Aquarium. There’s going to be some fun spaces for kids, various slides that can take them from the top of the walk, down to the bottom where the aquarium is located. Food and beverage vendors will also be incorporated. Overlook Walk boasts a modern design and will have some great views.


Other additions will include a new pedestrian bridge from the common ferry terminal that will take people over to Western Avenue. There will also be one more new pier, Pier 58 – located between the aquarium and The Great Wheel. This new pier will be in the shape of a triangle and will have a grove of trees, nice seating, and kids play area.


All this is just about a block and a half from The Emerald making all that’s in the works an exciting new amenity of our community.  Contact Brooke at for an in-person or virtual tour soon to explore the new collection of modern high-rise condominiums rising above an iconic downtown address at Second and Stewart.

It’s a Delicious Time to be in Downtown Seattle

The Emerald opens up to a vibrant mix of downtown cafés, fresh markets, exceptional shopping, A-list restaurants, and world-class museums and galleries. Our neighboring Pike Place Market invites you to explore all 9-acres featuring 70+ farmers, 150+ crafters plus over 220 independently owned shops and restaurants. And Elliott Bay is just steps away from your front door – highlighted by the new waterfront redevelopment and its reimagined plazas, parks and paths that will connect the city and the Sound like never before. Our Seattle location has also been stacked with new restaurant openings, making it a delicious time to be in downtown.



Get a taste of the neighborhood by adding a few of these spots to your dining card:


Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, a Maryland-based seafood chain, is bringing Maine lobster to Seattle.  The signature dish at this new spot is a fluffy roll loaded with Maine lobster meat, served hot with warm butter, chilled with lemon butter, or with bacon, lettuce, and tomato. They also serve up shrimp rolls and clam chowder along with some other lobster dishes like lobster mac and cheese, lobster grilled cheese, lobster bisque, and lobster salad. The first West Coast location, Mason’s is located at 1307 1st Avenue, a short walk from Pike Place Market, across from the Seattle Art Museum.


Shama is Pike Place Market’s new fine-dining Moroccan restaurant that serves dishes such as M’rouzia, a meltingly tender lamb shank with Moroccan saffron and a chicken dish cooked with bitingly sour preserved lemons and briny green olives, both served with fluffy couscous. The restaurant overlooks Western Avenue and is located at 1501 Pike Place #200.


Salt District is a new casual Italian restaurant on Pier 55 on the Seattle waterfront brought to us by the owners of Elliott’s Oyster House and Metropolitan Grill (E3 Restaurant Group). John Vega, who previously ran E3 Restaurant Group’s catering program, is the restaurant’s executive chef. His menu includes snacks like cheese and charcuterie boards, sandwiches for lunch, and pasta, steak, classic Italian entrees like branzino, and Lamb Osso Bucco for dinner. This spot also offers a large cocktail and wine list.


Tiger Sugar, Taiwan’s premier brown sugar milk tea chain, has arrived in Seattle near Pike Place Market. The Instagram boba sensation entered the U.S. market in 2019 with two wildly popular locations in New York City. This is the chain’s first location in Washington with future plans to expand in the state.


Make it a very happy hour! Seattle restauranteur Ethan Stowell opened a second location of The Victor Tavern at the base of the 2+U office tower near Pike Place Market on June 29th. A great spot to share some snacks and conversation with colleagues and neighbors, The Victor Tavern caters to downtown office workers with a happy hour menu offered between (4- 6pm) featuring bites like beef tartare, spicy calamari, grass-fed beef burgers, veggie burgers, and fish and chips, served with $10 cocktails, $6 draft beers, and $7 glasses of wine.


Just a few blocks or ~.5 mile from our door is The George, the newly opened full-service restaurant of Seattle’s Fairmont Olympic Hotel as part of an $25 million renovation of the hotel’s dining and lobby areas. Chef Thomas Cullen says he intends to make it the top restaurant in Seattle by achieving unparalleled breadth and quality in his menu with pasta dishes, sashimi, huge seafood boils and towers, dry-aged steaks, and more. The restaurant’s design, with vaulted ceilings and zigzagging green, black, pink, and white marble tile floors, is stunning. You can find The George at the back of the lobby area of the hotel, which is located at 411 University Street.


A few blocks in the other direction, also ~.5 miles from our door you’ll find Renee Erickson’s newest business, King Leroy. This casual Northwest-style bar invites you to order chicken wings, jalapeno poppers, and smoked oysters in the heart of the Denny Triangle. Delicious and dedicated to a case, dining out here means giving back. To honor the late Portland chef, Cameron Addy–a beloved friend of Sea Creatures’ chef-owner Renee Erickson, the restaurant uses proceeds from sales to fund the Cameron Addy Culinary Scholarship, offering financial support to culinary arts students at Seattle Community Colleges.


It’s hip to be square. If you are looking for a quick bite or some grab and go, Slices USA, a Dallas-based high-end pizza chain owned by Michael Franzese, a former capo of New York’s infamous Colombo mob, recently opened approximately ~.5 down Olive Way on the other side of Hyatt in Downtown Seattle. You can try the Sicilian-style pies in a casual setting at 809 Olive Way, Suite C. Don’t miss the House-made Sicilian Meatballs, made with pork, veal and beef, and ricotta and parmesan slowly simmered in tomato sauce.


photo credit: Matt McDonald, @equalmotion


Everything. Everywhere. Whether you are looking to purchase a primary residence in a prime Seattle location or a second home where every day feels like a Pacific Northwest vacation inside and out, our location offers it all. Map out your favorite spots all around The Emerald by visiting the interactive neighborhood page on our website. Homes are move-in ready! Now over 70% sold, please contact us to schedule a tour.

Overlook Walk is in the Works

Seattle’s new waterfront is taking shape and dramatically changing the city’s landscape. Work has already started on a new pedestrian bridge which can be seen from The Emerald’s rooftop which will connect Pike Place Market to the revitalized downtown waterfront, mere minutes from The Emerald’s front door in the center of downtown Seattle.




Dubbed “Overlook Walk,” the bridge will create an elevated public park and connection between the waterfront to Seattle’s urban core. People can walk on the elevated pathway from Pike Place Market to the waterfront without ever crossing the new Alaskan Way. Overlook Walk will have expansive views of Elliott Bay, informal play areas, new public plazas and a fresh landscape.


The bridge will include slopes and a new elevator in addition to stairs, according to the Office of the Waterfront, which says the space will serve as a sort of an elevated park with terraced landscaping, native plants, expansive Elliott Bay views, amphitheater-style seats for concerts and a new cafe, plus slides and other play elements for children. Overlook Walk will also be integrated with Seattle Aquarium’s proposed Ocean Pavilion expansion.


Overlook Walk is at the center of improvements from Pier 62 up to Pike Place Market and east along to Seattle’s urban core, including Pike and Pine streets. The MarketFront addition to Pike Place Market will link directly to the new Overlook Walk and the Aquarium’s Ocean Pavilion to provide a critical new public connection to and from the waterfront, overcoming the city’s steep topography and avoiding street crossings. There will be two permanent art installations on the bridge: Undulating, puppet-like cloth figures by Ann Hamilton and a Coast Salish basket-inspired sculpture by the MTK Matriarchs, a three-person team, reports the Seattle Times.


Seattle Aquarium envisions that Seattle will be reconnected to the ecosystem of the Pacific Ocean through its new Ocean Pavilion – an investment that will help connect downtown, Pike Place Market and the waterfront as a gathering place for all. This major new exhibit will be an extension of the existing Seattle Aquarium on Piers 59 and 60 providing several critical public features such as a new public elevator and a publicly-accessible rooftop park that will connect to Overlook Walk.


Construction is anticipated to be complete by early to mid-2025. For details on Waterfront Park’s project delivery and construction information, visit



Schedule your sales tour soon and watch the progress along Seattle’s revitalized waterfront unfold from The Emerald’s rooftop. Rising 40 gleaming stories above Seattle at Second and Stewart, enjoy unparalleled views of the city and beyond. Derived by a dynamic female-led design team, the architecture of the building reflects the elements and natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

The Emerald Reaches 70% Sold, Launching Summer of Savings

Marking a milestone of 70% sold, The Emerald is making it easier than ever to own a piece of Seattle’s defining address in the center of downtown – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, steps from the waterfront and surrounded by the city’s best culinary and cultural destinations. For a limited time, The Emerald is offering a summer of savings incentive which includes 20 homes discounted by 10%. Recently awarded Development of the Year by Seattle Agent Magazine, you don’t want to miss this chance to call our address home. Move-in luxury condominiums are available now. Eligible homes must be in contract by August 31st, 2022 to receive the incentive.


Here’s a peek at some sample savings on select homes of up to $130,000! Contact sales for your personal tour soon and claim your savings this summer. Move-in homes are available!


Residence 1006, ~569 sq ft, studio

  • Originally $444,000 – now $394,000
  • Total savings: $50,000


Residence 708, ~648 sq ft, 1-bed, 1-bath

  • Originally $564,000 – now $499,000
  • Total savings: $65,000


Residence 2001, ~1,189 sq ft, 2-bed, 2-bath

  • Originally $1,309,000 – now $1,179,000
  • Total savings: $130,000




The City Collection on floors 4-16 of The Emerald offers styled and smart homes with refined finishes and open floor plans. These homes also offer a variety of views that range from energetic cityscapes to vibrant Pike Place Market and the Seattle waterfront.



The Panoramic Collection on floors 17-33 occupies the middle and upper floors of the tower. These residences are filled with incredible views that look across the entire city, to the Puget Sound and the islands and mountain ranges beyond.


The Emerald delivers highly curated amenities thoughtfully designed to enhance the building’s premier location and breathtaking unobstructed views. All Emerald residents enjoy access to a full-floor indoor outdoor rooftop amenity deck and Olympic Room, an impressive double-height glass-encased club room with catering kitchen and indoor and outdoor lounge and firepits opening to the Puget Sound and Olympic Mountains. A third-floor indoor and outdoor amenity space designed with vibrant exposure to Second Avenue provides owners an outdoor pet run, pet spa, state-of-the-art fitness center, yoga studio and guest suite. Additionally, as a result of an exclusive partnership with adjacent luxury boutique hotel, Thompson Seattle, all Emerald owners enjoy a uniquely curated food and beverage experience made up of discounted meals at Conversation, Thompson Seattle’s signature restaurant, and a secret signature cocktail menu at The Nest, the hotel’s striking rooftop bar and lounge.



* The Summer Savings promotional discount is valid on select homes. Not valid on existing contracts. This offer is subject to change or cancellation without notice. The incentive promotion is applicable only to primary and second home purchases and is valid only on contracts ratified and mutually accepted by August 31, 2022. Visitors must register their broker during their first visit.

Fill Your Summer Agenda with Seattle Events Close to Home

We’re feeling the summer vibes in Seattle. The Emerald’s premiere location at Second and Stewart places you in the center of downtown Seattle – just one block from the iconic Pike Place Market, Seattle’s new waterfront, and close to all the action. Start exploring the best of the season with these local to-do’s and fill your summer agenda.




Fall for Lola at the Can Can running from June-August. Lola is the summer spectacular you won’t want to miss. It’s 1970 at the Copacabana where famed showgirl – Lola and bartender – Tony are on the fritz after a lengthy tumultuous affair. Add the delectable, market fresh food and libations thoughtfully sourced from the Pike Place Market, you’re sure to have the night of your life.


Get Moving with Zumba at Pier 62 this June-July. The class design introduces a mashup of several Zumba® instructors as participants dance to music from all over the world. Move to the sounds of Soca, Salsa, Merengue, Cumbia, K-pop, Bhangra, and many more. Class focuses on all elements of fitness: cardiovascular, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.


Experience Under the Space Needle: Seattle Art Walk between June-July. Seattle’s architecture and art scene is second to none. On this walking tour, you’ll get to see incredible works and get to know Seattle. Board the monorail for a quick ride to Seattle Center.


Stroll the Summer Night Market on June 23rd. Experience a spectrum of locally produced delights and celebrate LOVE & PRIDE at Pike Place Market. Enter through the rainbow arch for one unforgettable night of shopping, eating, drinking, entertainment and celebration of our LGBTQIA+ community.


Stay Late at the After Hours: Pride Celebration at the Seattle Aquarium on June 23rd. Love is love, even in the deep blue sea. Adults will take over the Seattle Aquarium for this 21+ event, featuring rainbow-themed activities, music from the DJ, a cash bar, delicious food available for purchase and more.


Celebrate an iconic Independence Day, Seattle-style on July 4th. Seafair Summer Fourth features a fully choreographed show with over 10,000 pounds of fireworks, accompanied by a musical score. Before the fireworks, Gas Works Park and Lake Union Park offer a variety of activities leading up to the first boom.


Free live, local music is back in downtown Seattle all summer long! With more than 30 scheduled performances from July 5-Sept. 9, Downtown Summer Sounds 2022 continues a four-decade DSA tradition of bringing outdoor summer concerts to downtown workers, residents and visitors. From rock and hip-hop to R & B and alt-country, there’s a genre for everyone. Catch the line-up here.


See the Seattle Storm from July-August. Just a short bike ride from The Emerald, catch a game at the most sustainable arena in the world, the Climate Pledge Arena. Plan to catch a game or two watching the four-time WNBA champions Seattle Storm.


Catch a Beat at Pier 62. KEXP DJs will spin live each week during KEXP Beats & Eats, creating musical experiences every Friday in July from 4:30pm to 7:30pm. Grab your favorite bites from onsite food trucks and enjoy live music, a beer garden, and roller skating along the waterfront. July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. Come early to get moving with an Afrobeat Dance Class led by Kiné Camara, 3pm-4:30pm.


Stroll the First Thursday Art Walk. Since the early 1960s, Pioneer Square has provided a haven for Seattle’s artistic community, housing esteemed galleries, innovative exhibition spaces, and working artist studios alike. Here you’ll find the largest concentration of art galleries in the city. The art walk is free and self-guided, every month on First Thursday. July 7th + August 4th.


Enjoy Aquarium Fun at Pier 62 July 9th and 30th. Join Seattle Aquarium staff for a relaxing day of art on the pier. The focus of each event varies from learning to storytelling and art, see event details by date for more. Events will be held outdoors, so please dress for the weather.


Indulge in Culture at the Madaraka Festival August 13th-14th. Head to Pier 62 for live musical performances, African food, and art displays. Madaraka Festival brings the finest musicians in Seattle together with world‑renown artists and innovators for a night of music and purpose.


Sip and Sample at the Sunset Supper on August 19th. Experience an outdoor dining extravaganza to showcase and support the incredible small businesses and restaurants of Seattle’s iconic food destination while mixing and mingling with nearly 100 of Seattle’s top chefs and producers.


Craft a Cocktail. Cocktail hour just got a whole lot more interesting at the Smith Tower Observatory and Bar. This in-house cocktail class allows you to engage and create with an established bartender as you dive into the art and history behind the featured cocktail and its contents – an experience sure to craft your enthusiasm. The class runs for an hour and is available for 5-15 people, a swanky group or team outing.


Summer was made for a trip to Salty’s. Enjoy a ferry ride across Elliott Bay on the West Seattle Water Taxi from nearby Pier 50 and reserve your spot at Salty’s Seafood to catch a sunset with sweeping views of Elliott Bay and the Seattle city skyline. The Water Taxi docks in Seacrest Park in West Seattle with easy access to waterfront trails, Alki beach, fishing piers, restaurants, and shops along California Avenue.


Ferry to Bainbridge Island. The PNW beauty of a Bainbridge Island ferry ride from the middle of downtown Seattle is stunning, but the destination this ferry ride grants you is even better. This easy escape from the city offers up opportunity to unplug with scenic vistas, beautiful trails, ultra-local wine tasting, and outdoor adventures. From fine food to the great outdoors, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.


Make it a Market Day. Summer is an excellent time to head to Pike Place Public Market and grab a bite to eat on the plethora of patios with the best people watching along the scenic waterfront.


Tour Seattle with a Seaplane trip. Change your perspective. See the city from above like never before. Extended scenic flights, romantic dinner flights to neighboring islands, and private charters are all available.


There’s no better spot to enjoy the best of Seattle. Take advantage of The Emerald’s incredible location by finding your home today and start exploring what each season offers, just steps from your front door at Second and Stewart. Elliott Bay is just steps away from your front door – highlighted by the new waterfront redevelopment and its reimagined plazas, parks and paths that will connect the city and the Sound like never before. From this central location you’ll be in close proximity to the ever-growing tech campuses and offices in South Lake Union, along with freeway access that puts SeaTac International Airport less than 30 minutes away.

The Penthouse Collection Unveiling at The Emerald

The Emerald recently celebrated a private VIP unveiling of the two new penthouse model homes curated by ASH NYC with 40 hand selected brokers for a first look inside our Penthouse Collection. Our model home design partners at ASH Staging, a division of ASH NYC, known for combining historically compatible disciplines under one roof—including design, development, hotels, staging and products—have marked the company’s debut in Seattle at The Emerald. Breaking away from the staging mantras of neutrality, instead the design team has created something new, site-specific, and carefully layered reflecting of the natural landscape and views at The Emerald.



Guests were treated to complimentary valet parking at our neighboring Thompson Hotel where The Emerald shares an exclusive partnership full of custom perks for residents. The evening was intimate and delightful with light fare, including cooking demonstrations of Asparagus & Parmesan Risotto and wine pairings provided by our Pike Place Market neighbors at Kitchen & Market, a specialty grocery store offering chef-inspired meal kits and prepared foods. Penthouse floors 34 through 38 at The Emerald offer one of the most exceptional living experiences in Seattle. These coveted homes feature our most spacious floor plans and are meticulously designed with elevated finishes, bespoke kitchens, lavish bathrooms, ceiling heights from approximately 10’ and higher, along with floor-to-ceiling windows filled with panoramic views. Photographer, Miles Fowler photographed the events of the evening. View the gallery here.





Our Featured Penthouse Residences include:


Penthouse Residence Model 3702

This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom ~1,455 square feet penthouse home showcases eastern exposure with expansive city views. Starting from $2,139,000.


Penthouse Residence Model 3704

This 3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom ~1,779 square feet southwest corner penthouse home boasts Mt. Rainier, Pike Place Market, Great Wheel, West Seattle and Elliott Bay views. Starting from $3,739,000.


Penthouse Residence 3705

This 2 Bedroom + Den, 2.5 Bathroom ~1,601 square feet penthouse is a northwest corner home with Olympic Mountain Range, Elliott Bay, Great Wheel, West Seattle and Space Needle views. Priced at $3,999,000.


The product of inspired collaboration between some of the top minds in architecture and design, including Julia Nagele, Director of Design – Architecture and Susan Marinello of renowned design firms Hewitt and Susan Marinello Interiors, the Penthouse living spaces at The Emerald boast 10’+ ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows with sweeping views, and wide-plank European white oak hardwood flooring. A culinary kitchen features custom wood cabinetry with integrated lighting, natural stone slab countertops and backsplash, Miele® appliances, and Dornbracht® polished chrome faucets. Step into a bath suite and relish in the radiant heated natural stone flooring and a soak in a Kohler® bathtub or enjoy the Mudset natural stone shower floor with full-height natural stone tile and glass enclosure. Second and third bathrooms also feature bathtubs by Maxx®. Refined finishes include custom wood cabinetry, natural stone slab countertops and backsplash, natural stone flooring and wall tile, TOTO® elongated toilets with washlet seats, plus Dornbracht® polished chrome bath and shower fixtures.


The Emerald is Seattle’s most talked about luxury tower, one block from Pike Place Market. We invite you to book your private tour of the building, amenities and new luxury penthouse models, and see for yourself why our community was recently awarded Development of the Year for the 2022 Seattle Agents’ Choice Awards.