Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn and representatives from the funders of Cheryl Chow Court--HUD, City of Seattle, Enterprise, Banner Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, and WSHFC—ceremonially break ground.
Cheryl Chow Court to start construction
Urban Rest Stop to occupy main level
Friday December 20 the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) celebrated the groundbreaking of the Cheryl Chow Court at the NW corner of 57th Street NW and 20th Avenue NW.
The Cheryl Chow Court is named in honor of former City Council member Cheryl Chow and will feature 50 units for seniors.
Once chair of the Seattle City Council’s Housing and Human Services Committee, Cheryl Chow was instrumental in the creation of the Urban Rest Stop in downtown Seattle 14 years ago and worked to ensure the Seattle City Council approved the development of housing for homeless families, youth and singles at the former Sand Point Naval Station at Magnuson Park.
Cheryl Chow Court will be built green and feature a rooftop garden. Moreover, the Urban Rest Stop project is planned to occupy the first floor of the building, which will provide free showers, laundry and restrooms to homeless men, women and children.
“LIHI admires and praises Cheryl Chow for her fearless leadership,” said Sharon Lee, executive Director of LIHI.
GGLO are the architects working with Walsh Construction to build the project. Funding partners for Cheryl Chow Court are HUD, City of Seattle, Enterprise, Banner Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, and WSHFC.
For more information about the Low Income Housing Institute, please visit www.LIHI.org