Supporting housing is more than just affordable housing. It's a housing situation that provides services and help to those who need it most involving issues ranging from homelessness to addition and disabilities. Those are all big issues around Seattle right now so the proposed complex at 3501 Rainier Avenue S that goes before the design review board this evening couldn’t be more critical.
The plan for DESC's Estelle Supportive Housing complex calls for 91 units of affordable housing with supportive services for homeless men and women living with disabilities. The project will also include a partnership with Harborview Medical Center to create an innovative housing program that includes permanent supportive housing for the chronically homeless as well as high quality healthcare services on-site.
Roughly 15 units will be allocated for people who have left the hospital but who have healthcare needs that can’t be served in conventional residential care systems. On-site healthcare services will also be available to all residents in the building.
There’s also a ground-level courtyard for residents next to a four-stall parking structure topped by a green roof. The architect on the project is SMR Architects.
· 3501 Rainier Ave S [DPD]
· Estelle Supportive Housing [DESC]