Raven Terrace is the Seattle Housing Authority’s (SHA) second new residential building to open as part of SHA’s redevelopment of Yesler Terrace near downtown Seattle. Raven Terrace, which was completed in December of 2015, welcomes current and returning Yesler Terrace residents, along with residents new to the community. Raven Terrace was named for a bird symbolic in many cultures and the symbol of “storyteller” in the Duwamish Tribe.

Building features:

  • Seven-story apartment building with two-story townhouses attached
  • 83 apartments in total
  • Mix of 1, 2, 3, and 4 bedroom units

    – 50 subsidized units for households making 30 percent or less of area median income, with

    priority for Yesler Terrace residents relocated as part of redevelopment

    – 33 affordable units for households making 60 percent or less of area median income

  • Community gathering room
  • Central courtyard
  • On-site management office
  • Advanced ventilation systems for energy conservation and improved air quality
  • Approximately 1,250 square-foot green roof system
  • A choice of non-carpeted units for households with respiratory health considerations
  • Parking garage with 29 parking spaces, free to residents
  • ADA accessible units
  • Secured building with security cameras and keycard access
  • Bike storage
  • Energy efficient appliances, LED lighting and low VOC paint
  • Double and triple pane windows to reduce noise and conserve heat
  • Consistency with environmental and sustainability building standards

Raven Terrace is designed to accommodate individuals and a range of family sizes. The apartments suited for large families have their own private entries, allowing easy access to the outdoors. The courtyard located in the interior of the building complex includes beautiful landscaping, pedestrian walkways, low-wall seating and outdoor lighting. All apartments in Raven Terrace have outlooks to the courtyard or surrounding neighborhood, and many units feature views of south Seattle and Mt. Rainier.

For more information:

Call the Yesler Terrace Property Management Office at 206.223.3758

Or go online to


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Seattle Housing has also identified Hoa Mai Gardens, located at 221 10th Avenue S, as the location of another building that will house 68 replacement units just south of the Yesler Community Center and along the new connection of S. Washington St.

SMR Architects was selected to design this 111-unit apartment building. The building will start construction in 2015 and will also be adjacent to the future neighborhood park and 10th Ave S Hillclimb.

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