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
- Developer buys Midtown Center, partners with African-American community on 550-apartment project | Puget Sound Business Journal | May 23, 2017
- Community groups, local developers band together to rebuild heart of the Central District | The Stranger | May 23, 2017
- Unique affordable-apartment project aims to help residents stay in Central District | The Seattle Times | May 23, 2017
- Development deal aims to save Seattle’s black community | Crosscut | May 23, 2017
- Finally, a $23.25M deal — and plans for inclusive development — at 23rd and Union | Capitol Hill Seattle Blog | May 23, 2017
- Developer, Nonprofits Reach Deal on Seattle’s Midtown Center Property | KNKX | May 24, 2017
- These improbable partners made the historic Midtown Center deal happen | Puget Sound Business Journal | May 25, 2017
- Does 23rd & Union deal signal Seattle as a place ‘everyone can live?’ | Seattle PI | May 24, 2017
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