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I n s p i r e

at the Russell W. Young Building 

Studio and 1Bdr Apartment Homes

Fremont, Seattle

Winner of NAIOP's 2020 Sustainable Multifamily Development of the Year Award


"Cleanest Greenest" 



From Home


High Speed


Ventilation Is A Key to Battling COVID


Unlike most apartment buildings, Inspire is equipped with two ultra-efficient Zehnder ComfoAir 550 ventilation and heat recovery units on each floor.  These units continually pump fresh air into the building while filtering interior air.   We are now upgrading the system with Merv-13 filters which according to studies remove 80%+ of airborne viruses.   Please contact us to learn more about Seattle’s “Cleanest Greenest” Living at Inspire.


Inspired by Innovation.

A remarkable home, unlike any other.  Inspire is aiming for Living Building Challenge Petal Certification, designed to be net-positive energy for those in pursuit of an active and sustainable lifestyle.  What does that mean?  Better health.  More energy.  Extra time for you to live your best life and chase your dreams in a home that radiates with beauty and shines with functionality.


A Walk Score® of 91, a Bike Score of 84 and ample on-site bike storage will keep you on the move and your heart healthy. 

Perfectly sized units decreases time spent cleaning and organizing stuff allowing you to live your life to the fullest.


A socially-inspired rooftop deck, with iconic mountain, lake, and skyline views, reduces stress and increases your attentive abilities


The sun generates 105% of Inspire's energy, nearly eliminating your bill.


Floor to ceiling windows allow natural light to illuminate spaces, maintaining your circadian rhythm.


The map tells it all. From the heart of Fremont; Ballard, UW and South Lake Union are just a stone's throw away. The best that Seattle has to offer.


Inspired by History.

Sometimes to look forward, we must first look to the past. Inspire at the Russell W. Young Building is built to honor its namesake, a Seattle innovator and entrepreneur who shaped his community and inspired those who knew him. After graduating from Ohio State University, Russell, known to many as ‘Buz', headed west in 1925 leaving in a Model T with a paper map and $100 dollars in his pocket. He never returned. After a pit stop in LA, he moved to the PNW and quickly rose to Executive Vice President of Advertising for The Seattle Times. In his spare time between work and family he started Russell’s Fifth Avenue, which became his real estate investment company. Russell’s Fifth Avenue acquired the current site of Inspire in the 1950's and then developed it into a one-story office building. In recognition of his contributions, in 1970 OSU awarded Russell with a centennial medallion for his alumni activities. In honor of Russell’s pioneering spirit, the Inspire team constructed Seattle’s most sustainable residential building to encourage all generations to dream big and change the world.

Inspired by our Planet.

The project team found motivation in providing tenants with a home that they will have pride in, all while doing their part to protect our fragile environment. During descent, the elevators recapture energy to use on site. A beautiful array of solar panels eliminates the need to rely on energy generated by harmful dams and coal. Generous outdoor gardens provide food for residents and habitat for local species. The surrounding environment is celebrated via large windows that perfectly frame views of lush trees, pristine snow capped mountains, Lake Union and the beautiful Seattle skyline.