Hirabayashi Place gets $11M from Enterprise

Hirabayashi Place gets $11M from Enterprise
By Daily Journal of Commerce staff
June 5, 2014

Hirabayashi-Rendering_FINAL-800pxEnterprise Community Investment of Columbia, Maryland, said it has invested $11 million in housing credit equity in Hirabayashi Place, a 96-unit housing project in the International District that is under construction.

InterIm Community Development Association is developing the project at Fourth Avenue South and South Main Street. Mithun is the architect and landscape architect, and Marpac Construction is the general contractor.

The team also includes DCI Engineers, structural; Coughlin Porter Lundeen, civil; Sider + Byers Associates, mechanical; and AES Associates, electrical.

The project is named after the late Gordon Hirabayashi, who was a University of Washington student when he defied the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II.

Fifteen apartments in the building will be set aside for formerly homeless people and families. Some units are for people who earn 50 percent or less of the area median income. Some are for people who earn 60 percent or less.

The ground level will have a child care center operated by El Centro de la Raza. There will also be a 3,000-square-foot rooftop play space for the child care center and an adjacent but separate common space for residents.

The project is a public-private partnership. According to InterIm’s website, other organizations contributing to the project include: Seattle’s Office of Housing, Washington State Housing and Community Development Program, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, JPMorgan Chase Bank, North Lot Development LLC and Impact Capital.