Several of our area’s affordable housing developers share the vision of HDC’s Exemplary Buildings Program and have committed to using one of their upcoming developments as a test of the model. Learn more below.


Hobson Place (Phase 2)

Owner/Operator: DESC

Building type: Mixed-use residential + commercial (permanent supportive housing with integrated physical and behavioral health clinic)

Residents: Adults with disabilities who have experienced homelessness

Units: 92 studio apartments

Construction start date: May 2020

Targeted completion date: Early 2022

Architects: Runberg Architecture Group
General Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Development Consultants: Lotus Development Partners
MEP Consulting Engineer: Rushing Company

Above: Hobson Place (Phase 2), well underway in October 2020!
Photo credit: NW Skyview Imagery.
Two Photos Above: Hobson Place (Phase 2), February 2021.
Photo credit: NW Skyview Imagery.

Othello Square (Building D)

Developer: HomeSight

Building type: Mixed-use commercial + family-affordable co-op units

Residents: 100 percent of units reserved for households with annual incomes at or below 80 percent of area median income at time of purchase

Units: 68 family co-op units

In service: 2023

Architect: SKL Architects
General Contractor: Marpac Construction LLC
Development Consultants: Barrientos Ryan
Landscape Architect: Weber Thompson

Energy Data: Ecotope’s 2020 energy study on Othello Square (prepared for Seattle City Light) available here


North Lot (Phase 1)

Owner: SCIDpda

Building type: Residential, mixed-use (+ 25,000 SF Elderly Care Facility, 10,000 SF Childcare Facility)

Residents: Affordable family (2 and 4 bedroom) + senior housing with integrated facilities for elderly care

Units: Approximately 160

In service: Spring 2023

Architect: Weber Thompson
Development Consultant: Edge Developers LLC


Sawara (Yesler Terrace Project 7.3)

Developer: Seattle Housing Authority

Building Type: Residential

Units: 110 affordable homes

In Service: Fall 2023

Architect: Ankrom Moisan Architecture