Wyatt & Madison

Wyatt & Madison will be an 80-unit, mixed-income residential community in downtown Winslow. HRB is acquiring 13 rental units (at the cost to build) from the developer, Madison Avenue Development. We will add them to our community land trust where they will be kept permanently affordable for low-income households. The apartment complex will encompass the 550 Madison Avenue property, formerly owned by Housing Kitsap, and replaces the 13 affordable units that once occupied the site.

How this project came to be makes for an incredible story of innovative partnership, grassroots activism, and an unexpected windfall. Read the story here.

Status

On April 28, 2022, Planning Commission approved the project and forwarded it to the planning director with the condition that more bike parking be added.

Description

13 one-bedroom rental units

Location

Northwest corner of Wyatt Way and Madison Avenue

Developer

Madison Avenue Development

Architect

Bruce Anderson, AIA
Cutler Anderson Architects

Estimated completion

Spring 2023

Wintergreen Townhomes

Wintergreen Townhomes will be a community of 73 homes, 31 of which will be designated affordable and placed in the HRB community land trust.

The base price for these homes is $369,000. To help bridge the affordability gap, HRB will contribute $15,000 in funding from HUD’s Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program from Community Frameworks. These funds require that homebuyers participate in sweat equity, which means that Wintergreen buyers will contribute a modest number of hours during the final stages of construction. Buyers will secure financing from the USDA 502 Direct Loan Program, which provides payment assistance to low-income families, and will seek down payment assistance from Community Frameworks.

Status

First homes to be completed 2023.

Description

31 two-bedroom units for homeownership

Location

Wintergreen Lane, off High School Road

Developer

Central Highland Homes

Estimated completion

March 2023

Ericksen Community

HRB has begun planning a 100% affordable multifamily residence on a parcel we own on Ericksen Avenue, sold to us at a fraction of market value by a generous donor. It will be the first HRB development since the completion of Ferncliff Village Phase 2 in 2016 and will build on that precedent of sustainable, affordable, and quality design.

Charlie Wenzlau, of Wenzlau Architects, has drawn a conceptual site plan, which envisions a complex of 18-22 units, in varying sizes. This design takes advantage of the city’s Housing Design Demonstration Projects (HDDP).

Status

On April 18, 2022, Wenzlau presented the Ericksen project to the Design Review Board for the first stage of the permit process. The project was well received. Working closely with HRB, Wenzlau is assembling the civil engineering, traffic, and landscape consultants needed to continue with the COBI permitting and approval process, which is expected to take 8-10 months. The architectural design phase, which is expected to take another 8-10 months, will follow.

The conceptual site plan was presented to Planning Commission as part of the city-required public participation meeting on May 12, 2022 and received the enthusiastic support of the Commission. Members voted to revise HDDP to make it more supportive of projects that are over 50% affordable.

Description

18-22 rental units
1, 2, or 3 bedrooms

Location

Northwest corner of Knechtel Way and Ericksen Avenue