is wearing out, and now it is time to replace it. Our goal is to build healthier, sturdier and more functional housing for its current residents that will endure for at least another 70 yearsand serve low-income residents into the future.Providing enduring low-income housing drives our work here. But beyond our housing goals,many opportunities for strengthening the community present themselves. Working with theCity of Seattle, nonprot partners and private businesses, we envision the new Yesler erraceas a mixed-income, mixed-use neighborhood that will be a diverse and exciting communitywhere people across the income spectrum come to live, learn, work and play.Yesler errace’s 30-acre site, situated as it is at the edge of downtown, invites us as a progressive city to create a new neighborhood that replaces worn-out housing and also meetsbroader goals of enhanced opportunity, greater access to education, sustainability and livability.Here at the Seattle Housing Authority, we will maintain our focus on creating great low-income housing at Yesler errace. We invite others to partner with us to meet thesebroader goals and help to create a truly great urban neighborhood in the heart of Seattle.Tis development plan lays out a broad framework for therenewal of housing and the enhancement of the Yesler errace community over the next 10 to 20 years.Our mission at Yesler errace – and throughout Seattle – is to provide the healthiest, most well-built housing possible for low-income residents. We have maintained the 70-year old housing at Yesler errace well, and we are immensely proud of the richtradition of inclusion and opportunity that this community hasoered those who have lived here. But the housing at Yesler errace
Redevelopment Guiding Principles
Meet the essential needs and improve the quality of life for current and future Yesler Terrace generations,regardless of racial, cultural, economic or other status.Enable access to employment, education, medical care,social services, nutritious food and quality aordablehousing, especially for those with very low-incomes,giving priority to those most in need.
Improve the overall economic conditions,opportunities and quality of life for current andfuture generations within the Yesler Terracecommunity. Foster access to jobs, transportation,community services and safe low-income aordablehousing and nancial tools.
ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP & SUSTAINABILITY
Integrate smart “green” design and equitableenvironmental and economic practices. Achieve apositive and healthy community for current and futureYesler Terrace generations, while preserving housingaordability.
ONE-FOR-ONE REPLACEMENT HOUSING
Replace or exceed the current number of verylow-income and low-income housing units at Yesler Terrace. Provide choice, options, site integration andaordability in a dense and culturally andeconomically diverse community. Redevelopmentoptions will guarantee no net loss of very low-incomehousing serving public housing-eligible residents onthe current site of Yesler Terrace or in the immediateneighborhood.For more information on the Guiding Principles,visit www.seattlehousing.org
Tom Tierney, Executive Director