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.
The Opportunity Center @ Othello Square is a creative, community-driven response to the pressures of extraordinary growth in Seattle.
This 7-story building will include:
- 22,000 sq. ft. of community serving commercial space to increase access to economic opportunity, post-secondary education, small business incubation, financial services, and cultural preservation.
- 19,000 sq. ft. Plaza that will serve as a community gathering space for art and performance space in addition to commercial activities, festivals, bazaars, flea and farmer’s markets, and other events.
- 230 units of step-up apartments – serving families making between 60% – 120% area median income – privately financed through impact investment partners, with no federal tax credits
For more information about how you can partner with us by participating in our Community Plaza’s $2MM capital campaign, our $17MM impact investment offering, or our $45MM construction and permanent debt facility, contact:
Uche Okezie, Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Massing Design for Othello Square
Building A: The Opportunity Center @ Othello Square
Building B: Salish Sea Elementary
Building C: Orenda at Othello Square, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello, and Tiny Tots Othello Square Early Learning Center
Building D: ʔúləx̌ (U-lex): HomeSight’s Affordable Residential Co-operative
Click here to download the Opportunity Center Early Design Guidance Package (Building A) (updated November 2019)
Click here to download the Design Review Board Presentation for the HomeSight Homeownership Co-Operative (Building D) (updated April 9, 2019).
Click here to view and download the Othello Square Master Plan (updated April 2018).