Ethiopian Village – DJC Project of the Week

Ethiopian Village is a five-story affordable senior housing development and community center at 8323 Rainier Ave. S.

The project included a 90-unit apartment building and renovation of an existing 9,400-square-foot one-story community center. There is a 5,000-square-foot community space, cafe, lounge area, outdoor amenity space and 43 structured parking stalls.

Studio and one-bedroom units range from 356 to 556 square feet, with rent starting at $693 per month.

Elements of Ethiopian tradition and culture are reflected in the design, including a mural in the apartment building community space. The new building and the renovated center share a blue and bright yellow color palette.

Developers: Ethiopian Community of Seattle, and HumanGood in partnership with Beacon Development Group

Architect, landscape architect: Environmental Works

General contractor: Walsh Construction Co.


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