Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington
Special Needs Sustainable Buildings Urban/Mixed Use
Address: 118 Bell St, Seattle, WA
Completion Date: 2010
Program: 50 single room occupancy apartments, 40 homeless beds and 2,500 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Seattle, King County, WA State HTF, WSHFC ARRA 1602 Exchange & Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% AMI
Total Budget: $13,700,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard, City of Seattle Built Smart
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: Environmental Works
Bakhita Gardens is a six-story mixed-use building in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood that provides housing and comprehensive supportive services to women transitioning out of homelessness. Above a parking garage, the ground floor includes commercial space, a residential lobby, TV room, conference room, computer lab, library, and the property management and supportive services offices. The Noel House program on the second floor includes a kitchen, shared dining space, outdoor patio, and homeless beds. Rose of Lima housing on floors three through six also includes a kitchen, dining area, and outdoor patio. The project receives operating subsidy from the City of Seattle, King County, Federal McKinney-Vento funding, and Section 8 vouchers.