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Driving Directions

From the North via I-5 southbound:
Take the James Street exit (165A) and turn left on James. Continue east on James and turn right on Boren Avenue. Then, turn right on 12th Avenue. Continue on 12th over the Jose Rizal Bridge to Pacific Tower.
From the South via I-5 northbound:
Take Exit 164A for I-90 E and Dearborn/James Streets. Keep left at the first fork, toward Dearborn/James, and then keep right for Dearborn. Turn right on Dearborn. Then turn left on Rainier Avenue S. Take the first left onto S. Weller Street. Turn left on 12th Avenue S. Continue on 12th over the Jose Rizal Bridge to Pacific Tower.
From I-90 Westbound:
Exit at Rainier Avenue North. Continue north on Rainier Avenue (straight through the light at Dearborn). Take the first left onto S. Weller Street. Turn left on 12th Avenue S. Continue on 12th over the Jose Rizal Bridge to Pacific Tower.
From West Seattle:
Head east over the West Seattle Bridge/Spokane Street. Take ramp to Columbian Way S. toward Columbian Way/15th Ave S. (East). Turn left at the first light onto S. Spokane Street. Turn left again at next light (one small block) onto 15th Avenue South. Continue north until you reach Pacific Tower.
Metro bus routes 36 and 60 stop right at the tower. Light Rail stops at Beacon Hill Transit Center. From there you can take Metro bus 36 northbound towards the tower.

Parking Information

Street parking is available around the perimeter of the campus.

Guest parking is available on levels P2 and P6 in the West Garage, which can be accessed from the driveway with the flag circle which you enter off of 14th Avenue on the south side of the tower. Guests purchase a ticket upon arriving and pay whatever amount they owe before leaving with a credit or debit card. 

Prices are subject to change.

ADA parking is located on the P1 level in the West Garage, and as you enter on 14th Ave, around the flag circle in front of the south main entrance. The basement-level entrance on the north side of the building is wheelchair accessible but the door is locked so you need to ask someone to meet you at that north ground floor entrance.

For parking after hours (after 6 p.m.), please call Pacific Tower’s security number at (206) 255-3974.

It is important that you park in the red brick parking garage to the WEST of the tower which you access by turning off of 14th into the driveway on the south side of the building. Drive past the Pacific Medical Clinic Garage and the flag circle to the West garage.

Event and Meeting Attendees:

Our offices are located on the 11th floor. Reception is to the West as you get off of the elevator. Many of our meetings and events are held on the 8th floor - please check your event details. Call (206) 682-6704 x115 if you need assistance.

501 Commons welcomes all guests to attend our trainings and events! If you are in need of ASL interpretation, please contact us in advance. (

General Accessibility

  • 501 Commons respects all gender identities and welcomes guests to use the restroom applicable to them.
  • We are animal friendly, service animals are always welcome!
  • 501 Commons has a Quiet Room that is available for guests' private use, including for nursing, prayer, private conversations or rest. Please contact us at or ask our Reception Room for use.

Office Closure: Holidays

The 501 Commons office will be closed for the following holidays in 2024:

  • Monday, January 15, 2024 (MLK Day)
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 (President's Day)
  • Monday, May 27, 2024 (Memorial Day)
  • Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (Observed Juneteenth)
  • Thursday, July 4, 2024 (Independence Day)
  • Monday, September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)
  • Monday, November 11, 2024 (Veteran's Day)
  • Thursday, November 28, 2024  (Thanksgiving)
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2024 (Christmas)
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2025 (New Year's Day)

Note: 501 Commons' Help Desk, including Emergency Support, will not be available on the above closure days.

Office Closure: Snow or Emergency

In addition to the dates listed above, 501 Commons may have an unexpected closure due to inclement weather, severe power outages, or other emergencies. Check our blog for the most up-to-date information regarding weather-related office closures.