Lutheran Community Services Northwest – SeaTac, WA

Community Facility – attached to multi-family housing

This new 32,000 SF community service center located in the Angle Lake area of SeaTac (near SeaTac airport) was developed by the nonprofit LCSNW, which sought creative financing support from the New Markets Tax Credit program. The new facility houses a wide array of supportive services that reach more than 12,000 individuals annually. Services including legal assistance for immigrant families, early childhood education, coordination of home care for seniors and adults with disabilities, primary health care, behavioral health, pharmacy and health screening services and administrative offices for LCSNW. Located adjacent to an 80-unit affordable senior housing development known as Angle Lake Court, the combined project forms an intergenerational campus.

Year completed: 2006

Architect: SMR Architects

Contractor: John Korsmo Construction, Inc.

Lotus Team role: Finance strategy development for New Markets Tax Credits (Michelle Morlan at National Development Council)

Rockwood Multi-Service Center – Gresham, OR

Community Facility – attached to multifamily housing

The Rockwood Building was developed to respond to the many challenges facing one of the most diverse and economically distressed areas in all of Multnomah County. Rockwood brings together 47 new permanent rental units for individuals and families, with a 25,400 SF Multi-Service Center that houses eight different nonprofit service providers under one roof. The mixed-use facility now provides permanent housing to formerly homeless veterans and other families as well as homeless prevention, housing and employment services, early childhood education, outpatient medical and referral services, alcohol/drug and mental health services, meal programs for seniors and after school programs for low income children. The National Community Development Association in Washington, D.C. honored Human Solutions for its “exemplary use of Community Development Block Grant funds which address the needs of families, homes and neighborhoods.”

Client: City of Gresham, OR (project funder)

Year completed: 2011

Architect: Myhre Group Architects

Contractor: Howard S. Wright Construction

Lotus Team role: Finance Consultant for CDBG/Section 108 financing (Michelle Morlan at National Development Council)

Compass Center Pioneer Square Facility / Karlstrom Apartments – Seattle, WA

Mixed-use housing, transitional housing, supportive services

In 2001 the Compass Center’s main shelter and service facility in Pioneer Square was severely damaged by the Nisqually earthquake. The upper floors of this 100-year-old, un-reinforced masonry building were red-tagged while the basement hygiene center was permitted to remain open under conditional status. It took four years to complete the massive renovation and new construction of an adjacent building that would restore this facility to full functioning. The completed project consisted of the historic renovation of the original facility, which now provides 21 units of permanent rental housing studios with common laundry and computer areas for each floor, a Client Service Office providing free mail and banking services for homeless and low-income people and a hygiene center for homeless adults to shower and do laundry. The project also includes new construction of an adjacent wing that provides 88 units of transitional housing ‘carrels’, a commercial kitchen and dining area, program service space and administrative offices above a below-grade parking garage.

Client: Compass Center (now Compass Housing Alliance)

Year Completed: 2005

Financing includes: Historic Rehab Tax Credits, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, New Markets Tax Credits, City of Seattle Levy funds, State Housing Trust Fund, City of Seattle and King County CDBG, Federal Home Loan Bank, FEMA and Capital Campaign funding.

Architect: SMR Architects

Contractor: Turner Construction

Lotus Team Roles: Full service development consultant (Michelle Morlan at Common Ground), Construction Manager/Owner’s Rep (Roy Lundin), Owner Development Liaison/Project Manager (Kiser at Compass Center).

Views at Madison – Seattle, WA

Mixed-income, mixed-use housing and health-related service facility

Client: Shelter Resources, Inc.

The Views at Madison is an apartment community that offers truly stunning views in all directions from the top of Madison hill at 19th Avenue in Seattle. Two residential buildings built atop a covered parking garage offer 97 units of affordable and market rate workforce housing along with an elevated outdoor courtyard, common laundry and exercise room. The complex provides a mix of 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units including set-asides for formerly homeless households. This mixed-use project also provides 26,000 square feet of space for the Hearing Speech and Deafness Center, a nonprofit provider of diagnostic, educational and treatment programs and assistive technology to hearing impaired individuals.

Architect: Mithun

Contractor: Synergy Construction

Financing includes: Low Income Housing Tax Credits, Seattle Housing Levy, Federal Home Loan Bank, State Housing Trust Fund, Gates Foundation (Sound Families Initiative), City of Seattle Human Services funding and Seattle Jobs Initiative funds.

Year Completed: 2002

Lotus Team role: Finance Strategy & Development Project Management (Michelle Morlan at Common Ground).

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