Mercy Othello Plaza Wins VISION 2040 Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 27, 2018

Contact:  Michele Leslie, 206-587-4819, mleslie@psrc.org

SEATTLE – Mercy Housing Northwest and Sound Transit have won a 2018 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for Mercy Othello Plaza. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

"Mercy Othello Plaza is a mixed-use transit-oriented development with affordable housing for families on the site of the Othello Link light rail station with onsite social services provided in partnership with UW Bothell Nursing and several other community organizations," said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC. "What a great combination of amenities for the residents of Othello Plaza and the surrounding neighborhood."

The award will be presented at the Sound Transit Board of Director's Meeting on September 27, 2018.

Mercy Othello Plaza provides 108 energy-efficient affordable housing units for individuals and families earning $18,000 to $55,000 a year. Sixty percent of the apartments offer two or three bedrooms to accommodate families. The building includes a 2,000 square foot community center for resident services and 7,500 square feet of office space for Mercy Housing Northwest headquarters. The development opened in Summer 2017.

VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.

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