South Shore Court
Seattle Housing Authority
Acquisition/Rehab Family Housing Sustainable Buildings
Address: 4811 S Henderson St, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2009
Program: 44 apartments
Funding Sources: City of Seattle, WA State HTF, WSHFC 4% LIHTC/Bonds (Enterprise/Wells Fargo)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30%, 40%, 50% and 60% AMI
Total Budget: $11,200,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, City of Seattle Built Smart
Contractor: Synergy Construction, Inc.
Architect: Tonkin Architecture
In 2007, Seattle Housing Authority acquired the Douglas Apartments with the goal of addressing blight and improving the substandard living conditions in the apartments. The project involved the condemnation of one structurally unsound building and a complete gut rehabilitation of the remaining three buildings. Exterior improvements included new windows, doors, siding, roofs, walkways and seismic upgrades. Interiors received new electrical and mechanical systems, cabinets, appliances and flooring. Significant lead, asbestos and mold abatement also took place. The community was transformed into safe and attractive affordable housing for individuals and families.