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The Urbanist Walking Tour: Housing Community in South Seattle

  • Plaza Roberto Maestas 2524 16th Avenue South Seattle, WA, 98144 United States (map)

From The Urbanist:

Seattle is changing and growing increasingly unaffordable for working class people. One solution is to build more public and non-profit owner affordable housing to provide options for lower income residents at risk of being displaced. Seattle has been investing in affordable housing for many years and has a lot of wonderful projects built and in the works. Join The Urbanist and others as we learn about some these great community based affordable housing projects along the Link light rail line in South Seattle.
We will use the light rail to travel the Rainier Valley learning about El Centro de la Raza's Plaza Roberto Maestas - a truly mixed use community next to the Beacon Hill Light rail station that includes affordable housing, retail, childcare, social program and public open space. We will then travel via light rail to explore another TBD project before continuing on to the Othello Station to learn about the proposed Othello Square project. This catalytic community project will incorporate affordable rental and ownership housing, a multi cultural community center, low income medical clinic, childcare, economic development offices, affordable commercial space, and a charter high school. 
We will meet at Plaza Robert Maestas (adjacent to The Station coffee house - perfect for your pre-tour food and drink needs). This tour will travel by foot and Link Light Rail. Participants are responsible for their own rail fair and for travel back from our final destination. The tour will happen rain or shine and participants should be prepared to walk approximately 1 mile.