It was a beautiful morning to be building in the Northwest. We at WALSH are wishing everyone a fun and safe Labor Day Weekend!
Another great Hood to Coast for Team Walsh Built to Run! A lot of running and a little sleep on the nearly 200-mile relay from Timberline to Seaside.
Announcing Mercy Housing NW’s Rosa Franklin Place! The new senior living community has been named in honor of Tacoma community champion Rosa Franklin.
Rosa Lee Franklin, now 94, worked as a registered nurse for 42 years and was the first African American woman to be elected to a seat in the Washington State Senate. Her contributions include sponsoring the Washington Housing Policy Act and establishing the Governor’s Ineragency Council on Health Disparities.
WALSH is proud to have helped build a new Residential Construction program at Seattle Central’s Wood Technology Center, launching this fall. Their certificate in Residential Construction includes options for students who are brand new to the construction industry and for those who have construction experience but seek formal training to take their career to the next level.
It was a beautiful day on July 15 when the team celebrated the groundbreaking for Parkview Senior Living campus expansion for Terwilliger Plaza — the continuation of a vibrant community that is an independent, not-for-profit which was opened by retired teachers in 1962. Many were in attendance to celebrate the groundbreaking, including U.S. Rep. Earl Blumenauer.
For the second time this month, WALSH hosted Governor Jay Inslee at one of our projects. Friday morning, he visited our Cedar Crossing project, a 250-unit mixed project that represents a public-private partnership between Bellwether Housing, Mercy Housing NW and Sound Transit. The project will set aside housing for children with high medical needs and their families through a partnership with Seattle Children’s /Mary’s Place. It will also offer housing to veterans and their families as well as to senior veterans. A public plaza, child care center and ground-floor retail will provide services for transit riders and the broader neighborhood. The project is immediately adjacent to the Roosevelt Light Rail Station which is due to open in late 2021.
The team took a minute to celebrate the groundbreaking of RiverPlace Parcel 3, where nonprofit BRIDGE Housing Corporation is bringing a second phase of mixed-use affordable housing to the neighborhood. The development will provide 178 affordable homes to families and will include a community room, landscaped courtyard and play area, common laundry rooms, 267 bike parking spaces, and 3,668 SF of ground-floor commercial space. Impact NW will provide resident services by offering job training, parenting support, and opportunities for children. …Read More
Our WALSH Vancouver office had a great time at the Vancouver Business Journal Top Projects Awards celebrating the nomination of the revitalization of Van Vista — beautiful, affordable, assisted senior living for Vancouver Housing Authority with MWA Architects, Inc. We were honored to be a nominee this year and want to congratulate Vancouver Housing Authority! Their dedication to provide opportunities to people who experience barriers to housing because of income, disability, or special needs is inspiring. Congratulations to Greater Vancouver Chamber members Vesta Hospitality and ilani as Top Project winners for their hotel projects. We are looking forward to the event again next year!
What an incredible team and an awesome project ! We are thrilled to break ground on The Westwind Apartments with Works Progress Architecture, LLP for Central City Concern — 100 new homes of both permanent supportive housing and affordable housing for individuals experiencing chronic homelessness or community members with limited incomes. Additional key project partners include Native American Rehabilitation Association of the Northwest, Inc. (NARA) and the Imani Center to offer culturally specific programming for Native American and African American individuals.