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The Metropole Building Project

A Nonprofit Center for Communities of Color

The Metropole is a space that will be developed into a community-centric home for nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on those organizations who serve or are led by communities of color. The design and development of this building will be curated with consideration of the current and future needs of the community, taking into account insightful and crucial input from community members.

About the Metropole Project

The Metropole will provide affordable office space and community amenities within a newly renovated historic building in Pioneer Square.

Within the Metropole, there will be a childcare center, event and meeting spaces, an artist activation space, private offices, bike rooms and showers, and a rooftop deck. The planned opening date for the Metropole is slated to be around Fall 2024.

The Metropole Building, in 1937

The History of the Metropole

The Metropole is a historic structure in downtown Seattle and has been in need of development for over a decade.

In June 2019, the Satterberg Foundation purchased the Metropole to revitalize it and to supply affordable work space for nonprofit organizations in the area — while still honoring the past of the space.

Apply to be a Tenant

Are you a nonprofit or grassroots organization working in the social justice, environmental justice, or in the arts and culture sector that is looking for a new location in downtown Seattle? Currently, only 600 square foot office spaces available, as well as a ground-floor space available for rent.

Meet the Artists of the Metropole

Graphic listing all of the artists

The Metropole building will feature 2D artworks within the focus areas of Just Society and Sustainable Environment. The pieces were chosen by a diverse group of community advocates, local artists, and artist curators. Installation is set to begin in Fall 2024. Congratulations to:

  • Alex Nason
  • Ari Glass
  • Brady Black
  • Erin Shigaki
  • Fin’es Scott
  • Fulgencio Lazo
  • Gabriel Bello-Diaz
  • Jay Mason
  • Juan Alonso-Rodriguez
  • Lauren Iida
  • Le’Ecia Farmer
  • Marisol Morales
  • Nico Inzerella
  • Yolanda Galery

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Renderings courtesy of project architect BuildingWork