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Thriving Communities Walking Tour: Yesler Redevelopment (Seattle)

Hoa Mai Gardens
221 10th Ave. S
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Seattle Housing’s newest project—Hoa Mai Gardens opened in July 2017 with 111 units, 70 units at 30% AMI and 41 units at 60% AMI. Photo credit: William Wright Photography

When was the last time you walked through Yesler Terrace? If it’s been a while, it’s time to reintroduce yourself—or perhaps meet this dynamic, growing neighborhood for the first time.

Join the ULI Northwest Thriving Communities Committee for a reintroduction of Yesler to the city at large. Poised at the intersection of history and change, the mixed-use, mixed-income redevelopment of Yesler is bringing positive transformation for Seattle Housing Authority residents and new residents to downtown Seattle.

Faced with failing infrastructure, public safety issues, and the deterioration of existing housing built in the 1940’s, the redevelopment of Yesler galvanized around a central question: with the benefit of a blank slate, how might we go about creating an open, inviting neighborhood that allows people from many different backgrounds to come together with a shared sense of identity? A significant network of new public spaces, designed to knit this transit-oriented neighborhood into its established urban context, served as the ultimate catalyst for public and private development opportunities, creating spaces for new and former residents to call home.

The afternoon begins with a short panel discussion to set the context and history of this major infrastructure project, followed by a guided walking tour of the Yesler neighborhood, which includes a new public park and first market-rate building developed by Vulcan.

Tuesday, July 10

2:30 PM | Registration/Check-In/Networking
Hoa Mai Gardens Community Room
221 10th Avenue South
Seattle, Washington 

3:00 – 3:50 | Panel Discussion – Yesler Master Plan

Moderator: Diane Sugimura, Former Seattle Planning Director

Stephanie Van Dyke, Seattle Housing Authority
Scott Matthews, Vulcan Real Estate
Frank Bosl, CBRE

3:50 – 4:30 | Hoa Mai Gardens, Yesler Hillclimb, Pedestrian Pathway, Yesler Terrace Park

4:30 – 5:00 | Batik Tour hosted by Vulcan

5:00 PM | Reception on Batik Rooftop

$30 ULI members | $40 non-members

Registration includes walking tour and light bites and beverages.

Note: parking is extremely limited; please consider taking the First Hill Streetcar and/or other transit options

Online registration deadline: Friday, July 6

Many thanks to our event sponsors:

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