New senior housing rises from an aging public housing development.
Raven Terrace is part of the second phase of redevelopment for Yesler Terrace, which is the city’s first 30-acre publicly subsidized housing project established in the 1940s. Aging public housing is being replaced with approximately $30 million in infrastructure improvements, new affordable and market-rate housing, and public amenities like a community center, a new central neighborhood park, and a variety of community services.
Raven Terrace will be the first building in the new Yesler neighborhood and will provide 83 units of senior low income housing to anchor an important central corner of the redevelopment. The 89,000 SF building meets a high level of sustainability which will not only serve to conserve natural resources, but will help to lower operating and maintenance costs and provide a more healthy environment for senior residents. The project secured low income tax credits and was required to comply with both Enterprise Green Communities and Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard.
Project was designed by Weber Thompson and constructed by Walsh Construction.