Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan Approved
Seattle's plan for affordable housing at Fort Lawton in Magnolia was approved by the City Council
On June 10, the Seattle City Council voted to approve the city’s plan to turn the former military site at Fort Lawton into 237 affordable homes for low-income seniors and formerly homeless individuals alongside supportive services, workforce housing and affordable homeownership opportunities. AIA Seattle supported this effort.
The city must now submit its plan to the Department of Defense for final approval, which is expected to happen by the end of this year. After that, the city can take ownership of the land. Permitting and construction by non-profit housing partners is expected to begin in 2021, with renters and buyers getting their homes by 2026.