We are excited to announce that Sustainable Housing for the Ageless Generation (SHAG) and the City of Tukwila recently held the Tukwila Village Community Celebration to commemorate the culmination of a 20-year vision by the City of Tukwila to transform a formerly challenged stretch of Tukwila International Boulevard into a vibrant community. This festive and inclusive gathering marked the opening of Tukwila Village Phase 1, which brings two new state-of-the-art buildings encompassing 193 income qualified senior apartment homes to the region, a new library by the King County Library System, a community plaza and cafe.
At the event, dignitaries speaking included long-time affordable housing advocate U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Tukwila Mayor Allan Ekberg, Lisa Rosenblum, executive director of King County Library System, and Bryan Park, CEO of Pacific Northern Construction Company, project developer. The official program was held at the Tukwila Village Plaza, and was bracketed by musical performances, cuisine from many cultures, tours of the new senior apartments, and tabling by local community-based organizations offering fun family activities. Check out this link to see and hear more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9vBcSneBv0.
“As one of the largest affordable housing developments for seniors in Washington state, the Tukwila Village project is yet another success story of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit. By combining for the first time affordable senior housing, health care, a library, community plaza and cafe, Tukwila Village will help bring economic revitalization to this neighborhood,” Senator Cantwell said. “LIHTC has built 90 percent of affordable housing in our country, and the expansion I passed this spring will enable our state to build 20 percent more affordable housing developments, like Tukwila Village, in 2018 alone.”
While SHAG stands as the cornerstone of Tukwila Village, its spacious, six-acre campus features wide-ranging resources to enhance the lives of residents and neighbors, while striving to foster authentic community. These amenities include the Sullivan Community Center, Kona Kai Coffee Company, an art-filled plaza,, and a new KCLS library branch is just steps away.
The first SHAG building of Phase 1 opened in May 2018. The second building of Phase 1 will open in August, and is already 40% pre-leased. Phase 2 of Tukwila Village Construction will begin in fall 2018, offering a third and fourth SHAG senior residential buildings. Scheduled for completion in 2020, Phase 2 buildings will offer market-rate and affordable apartments and a total of 398 apartments (primarily for seniors).
As a transit-oriented community, Tukwila Village is located within 10 minutes of downtown Seattle and 5 minutes to SeaTac Airport. It is served by two active bus routes, and walkable to the Tukwila light-rail station. The neighborhood around Tukwila Village boasts parks, a public swimming pool, a performing arts center at Foster High School, a grocery and pharmacies.
Tukwila Village Senior Living is intended to serve older adults of varying income levels. Each member of the resident’s household must be at least 55 years old, and at least one member of the household must be at least 62 years old or disabled. To learn more about the Tukwila Village Community Celebration visit www.Facebook.com/TukwilaVillage. For information on the SHAG Tukwila Village Senior Living community, visit www.housing4seniors.com.