Image: Seattle Housing Authority
We've been keeping an eye on Yesler Terrace ever since plans came down to renovate the region and ensure that affordable housing remained the focus of the project. The latest arm of the giant neighborhood re-do is Raven Terrace, which Seattle Housing Authority will officially open this week. Located at 820 Yesler Way, the complex includes 83 units, fifty of which are set aside for people making less than 30 percent of median income while 33 of which are for residents who make less than 60 percent of median income. Residents who were displaced or relocated because of construction will get first shot at these apartments as well. Units range from 1-BR to 4-BRs and the complex also includes a green roof, community room, bike storage, and parking for 29 vehicles. Weber Thompson designed the building and GGLO designed the hillclimb at 10th Avenue South which recently opened as well. So far, Yesler Terrace redevelopment plans seem to be living up to their promises and given the housing prices and development all around it that's a welcome sign.
· SHA opens 83 more apartments and a hillclimb at Yesler Terrace [DJC]
· All Yesler Terrace coverage [CS]