Habitat for Humanity Affordable Housing Project

Project Overview

Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King County (HFHSKC) is proposing an affordable housing development at 511 and 515 South 136th St. The proposed development includes 40 affordable townhouse units (typically 3 bedroom 1 ½ bath) across 9 structures and 43 onsite parking spaces. Two units will be accessible for people with disabilities and include access ramps and parking. Each unit will have a designated outdoor area in either the front or back of the unit (or both) for use by the residents. There will also be a community center and open space. The homes will be provided in a mix of 2-level townhomes and 3-level multi-family structures that will be clustered around the community center. The site contains a Type F (fish bearing) stream, two Type III wetlands, and is sparsely covered by trees. The applicant has provided biologist reports and an arborist report, and critical areas and trees have been considered in the design of the project.

The sale of the homes will be restricted to individuals and families with incomes at an average of 50 percent of the area median incomes across the project. They use a land trust model to ensure permanent affordability of the housing units for the community.

On October 19, 2020, the Burien City Council approved the selection of Habitat for Humanity development as part of the Affordable Housing Demonstration Program.

This proposed project is part of the Affordable Housing Demonstration Program. Questions? Please contact planning@burienwa.gov.

Project Status

Building permit applications were submitted in April 2021 and permits are currently being reviewed.

Project Manager

Greg Squires of Cone Architecture (206) 487-4351

Updated October 6, 2021