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How you can get in touch with 501 Commons

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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

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. Additional parking for $6 for 10 hours is available in the north parking lot, which is accessible from 12th Avenue. There is one pay station at the entrance to that lot. ADA parking is located in the north lot (enter building through north entrance), 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. Street parking is also available.

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.

Our offices are located on the 11th floor. Reception is to the East 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 Bryan at (206) 682-6704 x119 if you need assistance.

Office Closure: Holidays

The 501 Commons office will be closed for the following holidays in 2019:

  • Monday, January 21, 2019 (MLK Day)
  • Monday, February 18, 2019 (President's Day)
  • Monday, May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)
  • Thursday, July 4, 2019 (Independence Day)
  • Monday, September 2, 2019 (Labor Day)
  • Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29, 2019 (Thanksgiving)
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2019 (Christmas Eve)
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (Christmas)
  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020 (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.