NOTICE:  Public Comment for this project is open from 9/9/19-9/23/19 for this project.  Attachments to the project can be found on the SDCI website by searching project number 3034455-EG.  

Please send comments directly to the Seattle Department of Constructions and Inspections at or in writing to the address below:

Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
ATTN: Public Resource Center or Assigned Planner
700 Fifth Ave, Ste 2000
P.O. Box 34019 Seattle, WA 98124-4019

Please include the record number and project address with your comment.  Project number:  3034455-EG


The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA), Seattle Chinatown International District Preservation and Development Authority (SCIDpda), and Capitol Hill Housing (CHH) announced a joint venture to develop 158 apartments of affordable homes for working families in and around the communities of Yesler Terrace, Little Saigon, and the Central District. This is the first known formal collaboration across two Community Development Corporations in U.S. history, an early milestone worth celebrating for a project estimated to be completed in 2021.

Fighting Neighborhood Displacement

  • Replacement housing available for returning and current Yesler residents, as well as those in the area with affordable housing needs

1215 East Fir Street       

Central Area (Little Saigon, Yesler, Central District)




< 30% Area Median Income (AMI) 92
< 60% AMI 52
< 80% AMI 14
Total 158


Other Amenities

  • Community-based commercial and retail services on the ground floor
  • 39 parking stalls to support housing residents and childcare center staff
  • Building managed by an organization with 40+ years providing culturally competent services to immigrant and refugee populations (SCIDpda)
  • Transit-rich neighborhood

Family-friendly Design

  • Child care and early learning center by Denise Louie Education Center
  • Special residential units designated for in-home operation of childcare
  • Courtyards for child care, community gardening, and resident gatherings

Leading in Partnership
Seattle Chinatown International District PDA (51%) – Primary Owner, Community Engagement & Property Manager
Capitol Hill Housing (49%) – Developer
Seattle Housing Authority – Land Owner & Funder
City of Seattle Office of Housing – Project Funder
Mithun – Architect

Seattle Office of Housing income qualifications are available here.

Contact with questions via email: Jamie Lee at  (note:  any information collected may be made public.)



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