HDC Highlight: Cedar Crossing

Congratulations to HDC members, Bellwether Housing and Mercy Housing Northwest, on the upcoming development Cedar Crossing, located in Seattle’s Roosevelt neighborhood. The joint project will feature 254 affordable homes, 91 of which are 2 and 3-bedroom apartments for larger families. There will be on-site resident services. It will also feature on-site affordable childcare and retail spaces on the ground-floor, making the project a mixed-use development.

The development will have housing dedicated to families with children with significant medical needs. This aspect of the development came to fruition through a partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital  and Mary’s Place. Cedar Crossing will also be home to veterans and their families.

The location is another feature to be excited about – Cedar Crossing will be located next to the incoming Roosevelt Light Rail Station! Cedar Crossing includes limited parking and provides storage for at least one bicycle for every unit.

Transit-oriented development—when implemented equitably—can benefit and attract diverse, mixed-income, and environmentally conscious communities. Low-income families in market-rate housing spend on average 60% of their gross incomes on housing and transportation. Equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) ensures that existing land uses and new development support transportation choices for everyone.

Bellwether and Mercy are working with HDC member, VIA Architects, as well as the Berger Partnership Landscape Architects to design the project with community-enhancing spaces.

The project is expected to open its doors as early as Spring 2022. Check out the virtual ground breaking of Cedar Crossing here.