Plaza Roberto Maestas (PRM), El Centro de la Raza’s flagship mixed-use affordable housing development in the Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, recently reached 50% construction completion during the month of December 2015! With siding going up on the West Building and framing nearly complete on the East Building, the project is on track for completion by this summer.
The $45 million project consists of two buildings including 112 apartments for low-income families and 25,000 square feet of commercial space including a child care center, community center, office space and neighborhood retail space. Both buildings are oriented around a central plaza for residents and community members to enjoy and are located directly across the street from the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station. Named for Roberto Maestas, founder of El Centro de la Raza, PRM realizes a decades-long dream of the organization to build new affordable housing and community space next to their schoolhouse headquarters.
Beacon has been working with El Centro de la Raza to realize the vision of Plaza Roberto Maestas since 2011, collaborating to structure and close the project’s financing, managing design development and permitting, and now overseeing construction. Funders for PRM include U.S. Bank, City of Seattle, State of Washington, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Washington Community Reinvestment Association, and El Centro de la Raza’s capital campaign. PRM is designed by SMR Architects and the General Contractor is Walsh Construction, Co.
For more information on the project including monthly construction updates and capital campaign progress, please visit the Plaza Roberto Maestas website.