Vulcan’s plans for a development in the Central District at 23rd Avenue South and South Jackson Street are coming together.
The development, which will sprout up where the Red Apple currently stands, will consist of two seven-story buildings containing with 530 apartment units and retail below, plus another one-story retail building, according to the project’s permit with Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections.
The project includes a one story retail building and parking for 530 vehicles underground.
Since the project is taking part in the Multifamily Tax Exemption Credit program, one-fifth of the apartment units will be priced at 65 to 85 percent area median income (AMI).
One notable feature of the development is a public promenade, most visible in a rendering of a view from Jackson Street—just above the Walgreens.
A pedestrian path winds between the two residential buildings through the block, from South Jackson Street to South King Street.
The project is just one of a few closely-watched affordable housing developments in the historically-black Central Area, a hotbed for gentrification and displacement.
These new renderings come soon after news that Forterra, Africatown Community Land Trust, and Lake Union Partners had reached a deal to purchase most of the Midtown Center at 23rd and Union. Nearby, plans for an affordable mixed-use development at the former site of the Liberty Bank Building are being driven by a coalition of nonprofits, including Africatown, the Black Community Impact Alliance, Capitol Hill Housing, and Centerstone.