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4EA in the News: April 2024

The following includes articles discussing projects that 4EA is consulting on as the enclosure consultant. Our projects include mid-rise apartments, educational facilities, cultural and civic centers, private residences, and commercial enclosures. Find more projects here!

KWA Tops Out Tacoma Senior Housing Project

April 3, 2024, DJC

“Tacoma-based nonprofit, the Korean Women’s Association (KWA), has topped out an affordable housing building at 1353 Tacoma Ave. S. in the city’s downtown.

The project comprises 88 affordable housing units for seniors and a 2,300-square-foot learning/service center to be operated by KWA.

The center will provide residents and local community members access to the nonprofit’s social service offerings, which will include an on-site meal program, and to its events and programs…KWA will utilize part of the building as a meal preparation site and will serve meals to both residents and in-need community members.”

LIHI tops out Olympia supportive housing project

April 5, 2024, DJC

“The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) recently shared an update on its Martin Way Phase 2 supportive housing project in Olympia.

The building, which broke ground last July, topped out last month and is on schedule to be completed in September.

When finished, it will have 64 supportive housing units for individuals experiencing homelessness, divided between 40 studios and 24 one-bedroom apartment homes.”

Seattle House’s twin towers in the Denny Triangle reach level 13

April 18, 2024, DJC

“The twin 45-story towers that will comprise Concord Pacific and HB Management’s luxury mixed-use apartment building called Seattle House have reached level 13.

Seattle House is rising at 2300 Sixth Ave. in the Denny Triangle neighborhood, a short distance from Amazon’s South Lake Union headquarters.

Rush, One Trent open 368 Tacoma units

April 22, 2024, DJC

“Work began in Tacoma two years ago on what’s now dubbed the Rook Apartments, at 1502 Fawcett Ave. The half-block downtown project, now leasing its 368 units, is one of two in the same area from the same team of developer One Trent. (The second, a few steps east, hasn’t yet broken ground.)

The developer, along with builder Rush Commercial, announced Rook’s formal opening last week. Blanton Turner is the property manager. The eight-story building was designed by Studio19 Architects. Bridge Investment Group is a financial partner in the project.

Greg Jasper of Rush said in a statement, “A significant project goal was to expand quality multifamily and affordable housing opportunities in Tacoma’s thriving downtown. We’re thrilled with the project outcome — Rook Apartments brings quality housing to the community and was delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.”

DESC poised to begin work on 109 Interbay units

April 26, 2024, DJC

“The master use permit came last fall for an affordable housing project planned by Downtown Emergency Service Center at 2626 15th Ave. W. in Interbay.

The demolition permit soon followed, and a construction permit was issued this week for the six-story, 109-unit project.

Also this week, DESC sold the midblock site into a new related limited partnership; that deal coincided with a flurry of construction loans amounting to some $42.7 million. Among the financial backers are the Corporation for Supportive Housing, city of Seattle, Bank of America, Heritage Bank as a representative for the Federal Home Loan Bank, and the Washington State Housing Finance Commission.”

New building, renovations proposed for Epiphany School

April 29, 2024, DJC

“Permit records indicate that the Epiphany School is proposing to build a new two-story building at its campus at 3611 E. Denny Way in Madrona.

The school is an independent, non-parochial institution serving children from Pre-K through fifth grade. The current campus, which is in a suburban area, comprises five buildings, five distinct play spaces, and a parking lot.

According to a preliminary site plan by project architect Mithun, the proposal is to demolish two of those existing structures and build a new building with approximately 23,000 square feet.

That new building is anticipated to be built behind the existing Madrona Hall and would face East Howell Way. Augustine Hall would be demolished to make way for the new facility.”


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