DEVELOPMENT: Early-stage proposal for 2800 block of SW Yancy

The latest early-stage proposal from city permit files is for three lots that now hold houses in the 2800 block of SW Yancy – 2811, 2821, and 2827. They would potentially be combined and redeveloped with three 3-story buildings with 43 microapartments and an underground parking garage. The draft “site plan” carries the name of Transitional Resources, the nonprofit that is headquartered nearby, on SW Avalon, with a variety of services for people living with mental-health challenges, including residential units offering “supported housing.” We contacted TR’s CEO Darcell Slovek-Walker to ask for more information on what’s being considered. She replied, “We are in the very early stage of exploring how we can sustain the properties we have rented for years on Yancy Street.” The proposal carries the address of 2821 SW Yancy, though the parcels that would be involved run from 2811 through 2829, according to city files.

8 Replies to "DEVELOPMENT: Early-stage proposal for 2800 block of SW Yancy"

  • CAM February 5, 2018 (2:52 pm)

    I’m not sure if I’m reading this right. I’m interpreting this to mean that the nonprofit currently uses these properties for transitional housing and is planning to redevelop the site but it will continue to provide mental health housing? 

    • WSB February 5, 2018 (3:13 pm)

      What I published is the entirety of the response.

      • CAM February 5, 2018 (7:36 pm)

        Thanks. Hopefully the goal is for it to remain mental health housing. 

  • Jasmine February 5, 2018 (3:04 pm)

    Well that’s unfortunate, I live one block over and this area is getting very crowded and overrun with garbage in the park and near the gym.

  • mamasuze February 5, 2018 (3:18 pm)

    Wow……..more of these in our neighborhood, huh………?

      I drive through Madison Park and Madison Valley every single day and never see any of this type of stuff going up there.  How about putting a bunch of microhousing units on the corner of 39th Ave East and Madison?  Super close to their little shopping area, on a bus line, etc.  Oh yeah. . . . RICH people live there.

    • WSB February 5, 2018 (6:53 pm)

      Might be a matter of zoning. I don’t know enough about Madison Park/Valley to pick an address and start looking at their zoning. Though that wouldn’t tell you whether property is owned by a nonprofit such as this, which as you can see on their website holds/manages a variety of properties, including 16 studios at Avalon Place, where we covered the grand opening back in 2011:

  • Diane February 5, 2018 (3:46 pm)

    REALLY want to hear more details about this

  • John February 6, 2018 (11:31 am)

    I hope they are planning for more supported housing.  

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