Mount Baker Redevelopment Sites

The Office of Housing (OH) has selected El Centro de la Raza and Mercy Housing Northwest for the Mount Baker Redevelopment Sites, located at 2901 27th Ave S, 2700 S Winthrop St, and 26th Ave S and S Forest St in Mount Baker, adjacent to the Link light rail station.

This redevelopment was made possible through a strategic property transfer from the University of Washington (UW) to the City of Seattle in June 2020. This transfer, which includes the former UW Laundry site, aims to create affordable housing, childcare, and an early learning research facility. 
The project prioritizes affordable family living, cultural diversity, and community safety. 30% of the homes will be reserved for families earning at or below 30% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and a total of 60% will be family-sized homes. 

We will release the property to El Centro de la Raza and Mercy Housing Northwest and provide funding from primary OH fund sources (such as the Seattle Housing Levy, JumpStart/Payroll Expense Tax, and Mandatory Housing Affordability) to redevelop the first phase of the project. More updates will be provided as the development continues. 


The City of Seattle and Sound Transit worked with community stakeholders and a consultant team to develop preferred site features for the City's Mount Baker sites and the Sound Transit East Portal site. The Mount Baker sites will provide affordable housing, childcare and an early learning research facility. Sound Transit seeks to redevelop its adjacent East Portal site for affordable housing. Both sites have opportunity for potential open space. 

Background Documents 


Maiko Winkler-Chin, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5700, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94725, Seattle, WA , 98124-4725
Phone: (206) 684-0721
Fax: (206) 233-7117

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