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Othello Square

Othello Square will be a culturally relevant and welcoming place where people in Southeast Seattle and beyond can access opportunities for higher education, good paying jobs, and support to start and keep a business. Integrating shared space for cultural organizations and workforce housing will help stabilize communities at risk of displacement and engage diverse residents.


Massing Design for Othello Square

Seoc Massing August 2017
Projected massing of Othello Square buildings (updated September 2017).

The Opportunity Center at Othello Square will include the following key elements:

  • Postsecondary education connected to job skill development
  • Small business assistance and entrepreneurship center
  • Employment services
  • Affordable commercial space for neighborhood businesses and cultural organizations to stabilize services to the diverse residents of South Seattle
  • Affordable market rate rental and low-income ownership housing, to balance market rate and very low income projects already funded at Othello


Click here to download the Design Review Board Presentation for the HomeSight Homeownership Co-Operative (Building D) (updated April 9, 2019).

Click here to download more information about the Rainier Valley Leadership Academy (Building B) (updated December 2018).

Click here to download an Othello Square flyer (updated April 2018).

Click here to download more information about the HomeSight Opportunity Center (Building A) (updated April 2018).

Click here to view and download the Othello Square Master Plan (updated April 2018).

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Upcoming Meetings:

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Notes from past HomeSight limited-equity co-op homeownership information sessions and focus groups:

Co-Operative Focus Group and Architects Preliminary Design Discussion (February 24, 2018) - Presentation - Neighborhood Diagram (from SKL Architects)
Co-Operative Focus Group and Homeownership Presentation (February 2, 2018) - Presentation
Introduction to Co-Operatives Information Session #2 (January 13, 2018) - Presentation
Introduction to Co-Operatives Information Session #1 (December 8, 2017) - Presentation

Notes/presentations from past Othello Square (formerly the Southeast Economic Opportunity Center) planning meetings:
SEOC Planning Meeting #1 (August 9, 2016)
SEOC Planning Meeting #2 (November 12, 2016)
SEOC Planning Meeting #3 (January 14, 2017)
SEOC Planning Meeting #4 (March 4, 2017)
SEOC Planning Meeting #5 (April 8, 2017)

Click here for the summary SEOC community engagement report.