Northaven breaks ground on 82 Northgate units at senior community

Northaven Senior Living received its master use permit in September for a planned new addition, informally called Northaven III, in the center of its senior housing campus, at 545 N.E. 112th St. The ceremonial groundbreaking took place on October 19.

Beacon Development Group and VIA Architecture planned the five-story, 82-unit building. Walsh Construction will build the project, which received its construction permit earlier this month. Completion is expected in about 18 months.

The team also includes Berger Partnership, landscape architect; Swenson Say Faget, structural engineer; TFWB Engineers, electrical; Geotech Consultants; KPFF, civil engineer; Sider & Byers, mechanical and plumbing; and Core Design, surveyor.

HumanGood, an affordable housing developer, is also a partner in the roughly $26 million project. Funding sources include the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, the city Office of Housing, the nonprofit Enterprise, WaFd and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Total project size is listed at 43,451 square feet. There is no parking, though Northaven still has many surface stalls on its campus. Units will be studios and one-bedrooms, ranging from about 316 to 445 square feet.

Northaven, a block north of Northgate, put up its first 196-unit building went in 1972. (The new building is rising just west of that eight-story building, replacing a 37-stall parking lot.) Northaven developed second 40-unit, assisted-living building in 1994. Planning for the third building has been underway for several years.



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