Communication Resources | Midtown Center Project

Inclusive development at 23rd and Union

On Tuesday, May 23 Forterra, Lake Union Partners, the Africatown Community Land Trust, and Yesler Community Collaborative announced an innovative deal to purchase and develop the Midtown Center Block at 23rd and Union in Seattle’s fast-changing Central District.

The plan will bring more than 200 units of affordable housing as well as commercial space for neighborhood entrepreneurs and business owners. The block will be split between a part owned by Lake Union Partners and a part in community ownership. The net effect: improved prospects for keeping the rich African-American culture that has so defined the CD and our city.

  • Read the press release
  • Read Forterra’s blog post, with added detail on the deal, its significance, and the historical backdrop

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