17-story low-income apartments underway on First Hill | Daily Journal of Commerce

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Rendering of 1400 Madison

Rendering of 1400 Madison located in First Hill

Plymouth Housing and Bellwether Housing started construction this month on a 17-story low-income apartment project in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood.

Bellwether has said it will be the first high-rise housing built by a nonprofit in the city, although some of those nonprofits own high-rises built by others.

The project will include two distinct apartment complexes with separate addresses: 1014 Boylston Ave. for Plymouth’s part and 1400 Madison St. for Bellwether’s part.

The developers will each operate their complex. On floors one through five, Plymouth will have 112 studios for seniors who have experienced chronic homelessness and three live-in staff units. Bellwether will have 250 apartments on floors six through seventeen, including studios and one, two and three-bedrooms.

The project will also have retail on the ground floor, owned and operated by Plymouth, and 10 parking stalls on-site for staff.

Bellwether’s apartments will be called The Rise on Madison. They will be for renters making up to 60% of the area median income.

Plymouth has not unveiled a name yet for its apartments, which will be for seniors making up to up to 30% of the AMI.

Weber Thompson designed the project and Turner Construction is the general contractor.


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