Community Development

Othello Square

Othello Square will be a culturally relevant and welcoming place where people in Southeast Seattle and beyond can access opportunities for higher education, good paying jobs, and support to start and keep a business. Integrating shared space for cultural organizations and workforce housing will help stabilize communities at risk of displacement and engage diverse residents.

The Opportunity Center @ Othello Square is a creative, community-driven response to the pressures of extraordinary growth in Seattle.

This 7-story building will include:

  • 22,000 sq. ft. of community serving commercial space to increase access to economic opportunity, post-secondary education, small business incubation, financial services, and cultural preservation.
  • 19,000 sq. ft. Plaza that will serve as a community gathering space for art and performance space in addition to commercial activities, festivals, bazaars, flea and farmer’s markets, and other events.
  • 230 units of step-up apartments – serving families making between 60% – 120% area median income – privately financed through impact investment partners, with no federal tax credits

For more information about how you can partner with us by participating in our Community Plaza’s $2MM capital campaign, our $17MM impact investment offering, or our $45MM construction and permanent debt facility, contact:

Uche Okezie, Project Manager (uche@homesightwa.org)

Massing Design for Othello Square

Projected massing of Othello Square Buildings

Building A: The Opportunity Center  @ Othello Square

Building B: Salish Sea Elementary

Building C: Orenda at Othello Square, Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic Othello, and Tiny Tots Othello Square Early Learning Center

Building D: ʔúləx̌ (U-lex): HomeSight’s Affordable Residential Co-operative

Upcoming Meetings and Events:

Othello Square