FOLLOWUP: Transitional Resources about to start building Yancy Street Supportive Housing

(WSB photo)

Those old houses in the 2800 block of SW Yancy are about to be demolished so construction can start on Yancy Street Permanent Supportive Housing. We first told you about West Seattle nonprofit Transitional Resources‘ plan almost two and a half years ago. Now the project near TR’s headquarters and other buildings is ready to start.

(Rendering by SMR Architects)

As summarized by TR:

The project will provide 44 independent studio units on three levels for adults living with mental illness who are either coming from homelessness or institutional settings.

Transitional Resources will provide 24/7 staffing to enable residents to live independently in a supportive community. The site is within a block of TR’s main offices and other housing developments, where residents can access additional mental health and other supportive services. Onsite amenities include a secure access, a community room and outdoor recreation areas, a common laundry, covered bike parking, and an office for onsite supportive services.

Public and private sources are covering the project’s $16 million cost. The project team includes SMR Architects and Buchanan General Contracting. Construction is expected to take about a year, TR tells us; demolition will start as soon as their street-use permits are approved..

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Transitional Resources about to start building Yancy Street Supportive Housing"

  • Pete July 21, 2020 (4:30 pm)

    This project will be impacted if Sound Transit picks the Yancy St alternative for light rail it looks like.

  • Chris K July 21, 2020 (6:52 pm)

    No way should the westbound cyclist be that blurry.

  • Thankful July 21, 2020 (8:02 pm)

    Happy this is moving forward. Thanks TR.

    • Mamasuze July 21, 2020 (10:08 pm)

      I bet the people who just bought the brand new homes next door are thrilled……..

      • WSB July 22, 2020 (5:46 pm)

        As noted in our coverage, the project has been in the works for at least 2 1/2 years. If someone “just bought” a house, they would have been able to find 2 1/2 years of permits while researching the neighborhood, as well as our multiple reports.

  • john July 23, 2020 (8:27 am)

    Thank you WSB for your response to MAMASUZE.  NIMBY attitudes are long overdue being replaced with compassion, mental health & dependency services. Housing First is paramount.

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