Sand Point Naval Station is long gone and in its place is Magnuson Park. Only a few remnants of the former base remain and one them might finally be getting put back into good use. Crosscut is reporting that various nonprofit housing developers are battling it out to turn a cluster of dilapidated barracks known commonly as Building 9 into much-needed affordable housing. The Washington State Department of Commerce is currently reviewing three proposals to turn the barracks into apartments that "would be available for renters earning up to 80 percent of the median income in the Seattle area." The estimated cost for the redevelopment is roughly $60M and construction is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.
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