Directions to the Phinney Center

6532 Phinney Ave N.
Seattle, WA 98103
206.783.2244
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The Phinney Center consists of two buildings: the Blue Building (the upper building) and the Brick Building (the lower building). Both have elevators and are ADA accessible. There is a parking lot for each building and an outdoor staircase that joins the two lots.

The Blue Building is on Phinney Ave. The elevator is located on the parking lot level, to the east of the staircase.

The Brick Building’s street address is 6615 Dayton Ave. N, and can be accessed from Dayton Ave or from the lower parking lot. The elevator can be accessed from both entrances.

Walk

View the Seattle walking map online to see street grades, outdoor staircases, walking times for a variety of routes, and walking attractions.

Bike

Phinney Avenue to the south and Greenwood Avenue to the north have marked bike lanes and a signed route along the Interurban Trail, which connects to the Burke-Gilman Trail. Please use caution when approaching from the north on Greenwood Avenue because there is low visibility around the curve; it may be safest to dismount and use the crosswalk. If you are coming from the east or the west, expect steep hills.

Covered bike parking is located on the ramp near the front entrance to the Blue Building, which includes a repair station. Other racks are located along Phinney Avenue in the planting strip, on the east side of the upper parking lot, and in the parking lot near the entrance to the Brick Building.

Resources: View the Seattle Bike Map online  or try Ride the City or Google Maps for point-to-point directions.

Transit

Metro route 5 local and express buses travel on Phinney Avenue and stop in front of the Phinney Center at the corner of 67th and Phinney. When you see North 65th Street on the northbound bus, you’re getting close. When you see North 70th Street on the southbound bus, you’re getting close.

Resources: Use Metro Trip Planner to plan your transit route. Get real time arrival information online or on your phone with One Bus Away. The PNA has schedules for nearby Metro routes in the Blue Building lobby.

Car/Carpool

Electric Charging Stations:
We have two Blink spaces reserved for charging electric cars in the upper lot.

Zip Car:
We are a location for two Zip Cars in the lower lot.

From the North, via I-5:
Travel south to exit 169, which is also signed “NE 50th St/NE 45th St”. The offramp splits in two immediately after leaving the freeway; veer right at the first of the routes, which is also signed “NE 50th St/Seattle Pacific Univ”. Continue with the offramp to 50th Street (the first stoplight). Turn right on 50th and travel west about 1 1/2 miles to Phinney Avenue North (watch the street signs after 6 stoplights so you don’t get in the wrong lane accidently). The arterial curves to the right and becomes Phinney Avenue North. Travel north on Phinney about 1 mile. When the road veers to the left, turn right instead onto North 67th Street (when you see Starbucks, you’re getting close). The upper parking lot, which serves the Blue Building, is the first driveway to your right; the lower lot, which serves the Brick Building, is the second driveway.

From the South, via I-5:
Travel north to exit 169, which is also signed “NE 45th/NE 50th”. The offramp splits in two immediately after leaving the freeway; veer left at the first of the routes. Continue under a bridge to 50th Street (the first stoplight). Turn left on 50th and travel west about 1 1/2 miles to Phinney Avenue North (watch the street signs after 7 stoplights so you don’t get in the wrong lane accidently). The arterial curves to the right and becomes Phinney Avenue North. Travel north on Phinney about 1 mile. When the road veers to the left, turn right instead onto North 67th Street (when you see Starbucks, you’re getting close). The upper parking lot, which serves the Blue Building, is the first driveway to your right; the lower lot, which serves the Brick Building, is the second driveway.

From Ballard:
Travel east on Northwest 65th Street to Phinney Avenue North. Turn left and travel north on Phinney 2 blocks. When the road veers to the left, turn right instead onto North 67th Street (when you see Starbucks, you’re getting close). The upper parking lot, which serves the Blue Building, is the first driveway to your right; the lower lot, which serves the Brick Building, is the second driveway.

From Magnolia:
Travel North on 15th Avenue Northwest across the Ballard Bridge. At Northwest 65th Street, turn right. Travel east on Northwest 65th Street to Phinney Avenue North. Turn left and travel north on Phinney 2 blocks. When the road veers to the left, turn right instead onto North 67th Street (when you see Starbucks, you’re getting close). The upper parking lot, which serves the Blue Building, is the first driveway to your right; the lower lot, which serves the Brick Building, is the second driveway.