Closer look at affordable housing coming to St. Luke’s development

The redevelopment plans to turn much of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church property into apartments are rolling ahead, with more clarity around the affordable housing unit coming to 2035 NW 58th St.

St. Luke’s announced the redevelopment project in late 2021, after which the Seattle Office of Housing awarded the church $9.7 million in funding. St. Luke’s is partnering with BRIDGE Housing and Security Properties for the project.

The project planners now have the master use permit but are waiting for the building and demolition permits for the next stage of the project.

St. Luke’s is planning the new housing on the three lots currently home to two cottages and the church’s garden. The development includes two integrated but separate buildings and a new church for St. Luke’s on the corner of NW 57th St.

The building at 2035 NW 58th St will be strictly affordable housing units, while the other building will contain about 200 market-rate apartments.

The plans include an 8-story, 84-unit apartment building with parking for 21 vehicles. The apartments will be intended to serve families with low incomes—at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI)—which is $69,420 for a family of four in the Ballard area.

To learn more about the project, visit the Security Properties website. There will be an informational meeting tonight (Tuesday, Sept. 20) at 6 p.m. for the general public.

Public comments are now open for the land use application. To comment, visit the SDCI’s website.