Some of the biggest property developers in the Central District are coming to the table on Wednesday March 11, 2020 at Black Dot Underground at 6pm to update the community as to the progress on their projects. Those expected to attend and present are:
First AME – 18th and Yesler – (Bryant Manor)
Vulcan – 23rd and Jackson (former Promenade 23)
Community House – 23rd and Jackson (Old Flower Shop Building)
Lake Union Partners – 23rd and Union (Former Midtown / Post Office)
These major projects are all reshaping the face and demographics of the Central District in a major way. Africatown requests your attendance to hear directly from the developers as to their project update including:
Number of Black Contractors on the job
Affordable Housing allocations
What business will fill the retail spaces / retail space availability
This meeting is part of Africatown Community Land Trust’s Black Seattle 2035 initiative and will give clear insight as to how the developments directly impact the Black community and the Central District as a whole. Will Black people be able to afford to live in the new developments? Will Black people in the Central District, especially our elders be able to afford to shop at the new retail that is coming online? How will the increased population density impact our roads, public transportation, public services, and the historic culture of our community?
An update meeting of this caliber has never occurred before in which this many developers are directly accountable to the community at the same time. Be present and take your seat at the table with the developers and gain a comprehensive understanding and to offer your feedback.
What: Community Development Update
When: Wednesday March 11, 2020 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Black Dot Underground -1437 South Jackson Street, Suite 100, Seattle, WA 98144
Why: Update from some of the Central District’s largest property developers.
About Africatown Community Land Trust: Africatown Community Land Trust was formed to acquire, steward and develop land assets that are necessary for the Black/African diaspora community to grow and thrive in place in the Central District as well as support other individuals and organizations in retention and development of land.
Africatown Community Land Trust is working for community ownership of land in the Central District that can support the cultural and economic thriving of people who are part of the African diaspora in the Greater Seattle region. The Africatown Community Land Trust board is comprised of real estate professionals, business executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals and long-time community members from the Central District.