As reported in the Daily Journal of Commerce, the Low Income Housing Institute broke ground on the Sand Point Cottage Housing project. The 84,500 square foot site is located at 6343 N.E. 65th Street, on city-owned land in Magnuson Park.
The 22-cottage development will include 3 studios (288 SF + loft) and 19 one-bedroom cottages (384 SF + loft). The cottages will house employed singles, couples and families exiting homelessness, and there will be an on-site case manager.
Rents will be calibrated to residents with 30% - 40% of area median income. The project also includes a community living space & kitchen, a children's play space, laundry, computer lab, bike parking, a community garden, and six parking stalls. The cottages will be assembled as modules off-site.
Students in construction trade pre-apprenticeship programs will contribute construction labor for six of the cottages. The community house was donated by the Lucky 7 Foundation. Funding sources for the $5.2M construction budget include the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, KeyBank, Enterprise, NeighborWorks America, Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta, and Lucky 7 Foundation. Construction is scheduled to complete in November.
The architect is Karen DeLucas Architecture, and the contractor is Buchanan General Contracting.