5 years after fire, construction begins for new Lam Bow Apartments

Construction of the new Lam Bow Apartments (6935 Delridge Way SW) has finally begun, almost five years after a three-alarm fire gutted one of its buildings. In 2019, the Seattle Housing Authority decided the remaining building should be replaced too. Here’s a rendering of the 82-unit affordable-housing building that will replace the two original buildings.

(The project went through Administrative Design Review – public comment but no meetings; here’s the packet by SMR Architects, if you’re interested in design/layout details.) When the city first put the project out to bid last year, no one bid. So they tried again this year, and Walsh Construction was the winning bidder; SHA spokesperson Kerry Coughlin says the contract is for $32 million and that the building is expected to open by spring 2023.

1 Reply to "5 years after fire, construction begins for new Lam Bow Apartments"

  • Mr E August 6, 2021 (1:44 pm)

    This design looks great! It’s nice to see architects giving equal consideration for low-income housing as modern apartments are given. I would hope more affordable housing is built around Seattle for families and individuals that can’t afford housing that tech companies caused to skyrocket.

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