Tonight, Vulcan Real Estate and Runberg Architecture will present early plans for Block 2E and Block 3, two mixed-use complexes in Yesler Terrace, to the design review board. They and the Seattle Housing Authority hope these new buildings "balances social, economic, and environmental interests through developing healthy community, healthy buildings and healthy residents." Block 2E, located at 123 Broadway, will include approximately 195-205 residential units, 2,000-3,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for 100-140 vehicles. Block 3, located next door at 120 Broadway, will include approximately 225-235 residential units, 5,000-7,500 square feet of commercial space and parking for 150-170 vehicles. As part of the arrangement, 20% of the apartment units will be offered as affordable housing while the rest will be offered at market rate. Coming down in their wake is 11 two-story apartment buildings built as a World War II-era public housing project in the 50's. Skepticism remains about whether or not everyone displaced by the construction will eventually benefit from the transformation of Yesler Terrace, but the wheels are in motion all the same. The architectural design of these buildings are just the beginning of a very long process.
· First look: Vulcan's plans for 430 Yesler Terrace apartments [PSBJ]
· Vulcan comes to Broadway for the redevelopment of Yesler Terrace [CHS]
· 120 Broadway [DPD]
· 123 Broadway [DPD]