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Grand Opening Celebration & Dedication of:

August Wilson Place

57 Units of Workforce Housing

in Downtown Bellevue




Tuesday May 26th, 2015  10:00 AM


The Low Income Housing Institute invites you to attend the grand opening and dedication of August Wilson Place on Tuesday, May 26th at 10:00am at 204 - 111th Ave NE, Bellevue.

Program starts promptly at 10:00am. Self-guided tours will be available starting at 9:00am and after the program concludes.

LIHI is delighted to provide affordable workforce housing in downtown Bellevue. August Wilson Place is located near City Hall, retail shopping, employment and cultural opportunities, and Sound Transit’s future East Link light rail.

Named in honor of the famed Pulitzer Prize winning African-American playwright, August Wilson Place features 57 affordable workforce apartments available to families and individuals making 60% or less of area median income ($37,080 for one person or $42,360 for two). Included are 12 units for homeless people, eight units for veterans, and three units for families with developmental disabilities.

The building built energy efficient and features a community room, computer lab, gathering space, and underground parking. It meets the state’s Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard. Units range from studios to three-bedroom apartments. Bellevue is increasingly unaffordable as it has the highest rents in the region. Over the past year the average rent in Bellevue increased 9.4% from $1,547 to $1,692. We are thrilled to be providing 57 new apartments in downtown Bellevue for working families.

GGLO is the architect and Synergy Construction is the contractor.

Thank you to our many wonderful funding partners: King County, ARCH (Bellevue, Issaquah, Kirkland, Mercer Island, Redmond, Newcastle, Woodinville, Clyde Hill, Hunts Point, Yarrow Point & Kenmore), Wells Fargo, National Equity Fund, King County Housing Authority, HUD, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, Washington State Housing Trust Fund, Washington Community Reinvestment Association, The Home Depot Foundation, and The Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle.