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September 21, 2020
Bob and Marcia Almquist Place opened this spring at 501 Rainier Ave. S. in the Chinatown-International District.
The six-story, 105-unit mixed-use supportive housing building is made up of studio units for people who have experienced long-term homelessness.
The 62,720-square-foot building includes three units for live-in staff. It has a community rooms, a medical office staffed by NeighborCare Health, 1,100 square feet of retail space, and a maintenance shop.
An outdoor public plaza at the corner of South King Street and Rainier Avenue South marks the entrance to Little Saigon. A kinetic crane sculpture by Louis Chinn and Huameng Yu references the neighborhood’s Vietnamese heritage as well as the Japanese family-run business, Linc’s Tackle, that had previously occupied the corner.
Project cost was $33.5 million.
Developer: Plymouth Housing
Architect: Weinstein A+U
General contractor: Walsh Construction
Landscape architect: Fazio Associates
Electrical design: Glumac
HVAC design: Sider + Byers
Other team members: Sunrise Plumbing, Merit Electric, Emerald Aire
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