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Ground broken on 86 affordable units in Central District

LIHI and project partner the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd have broken ground on a new affordable housing project on two parcels of land owned by the church at 1415 and 1419 22nd Ave.

When the new seven-story building, called Good Shepard Housing, is complete it will have 86 units with 18 studio apartments for low-wage workers, 66 small efficiency dwelling units for the formerly homeless and one manager’s unit. A building manager’s office and parking for nine vehicles is also planned.

The ground level of the building will house a separate three-bedroom unit, with its own private entrance, to be occupied by the church’s minister. The project is being built adjacent to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd which has occupied its building at 2116 E. Union St. since 1951. It will also rise in an area surrounded by new developments that include Lake Union Partners’ East Union apartments, which opened in 2020, and the 432-unit Midtown Square which opened in 2021.