Growing to meet the need
The need for affordable housing and supportive services in our community continues to grow. As the economy slowly makes its way back to health, the resources available for struggling individuals and families remain sparse. In response, Imagine Housing is finding innovative ways to build more housing so that the need in our community is met.
Currently, we are hard at work on over 150 new affordable apartments in two properties to be developed in the coming years. These include:
South Kirkland Park & Ride:
Imagine Housing is part of a team with Polygon Northwest that is redeveloping the South Kirkland Park & Ride into a Transit Oriented Development. Once completed, this site will include a new parking garage, improved transit center, market-rate apartment homes and 58 affordable apartments developed and managed by Imagine Housing.
Work is complete on the new parking garage and transit center and the platform for both the market rate and affordable apartments now is under construction. We anticipate beginning construction on the 58-apartment building in fall of 2013.
Totem Lake Phase II:
Next door to Francis Village Apartments (which Imagine Housing completed at the end of 2011), Imagine Housing has secured the adjoining lot and is in the process of securing funds for a 95 residence affordable apartment community for seniors. As the population in our region continues to age, Imagine Housing is working to ensure that there is adequate housing for seniors.
This community is slated to break ground in 2014 and be open to residents in 2015.
“It’s giving our children the chance to be something that we probably weren’t able to become, and giving them the tools that they need to be successful in life.” Imagine Housing Resident