FOLLOWUP: Rebuilt and expanded, former Lam Bow apartment complex opens with new name

Two months ago, we reported that the (now former) Lam Bow Apartments at 6955 Delridge Way SW, rebuilt and expanded after a fire in 2016, were almost complete. This afternoon, the Seattle Housing Authority announced that some people have moved in, and a ribbon-cutting is planned next week. Plus, the complex has a new name: Salish Landing. SHA spokesperson Kerry Coughlin tells WSB that 52 of the units are leased and the remaining 30 are in the process of being leased. That’s 31 more units than the site held before one of the original two Lam Bow buildings was heavily damaged in a three-alarm fire. Though that September 2016 fire only affected one building, SHA decided in 2019 to demolish the remaining building and redevelop the entire site. It’s a five-story apartment building with 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments for income-qualified residents; SHA says pre-fire Lam Bow residents were offered the chance to move back into the new building. Its amenities include a large courtyard and playground, community room, and small library. SHA says Salish Landing apartments include sustainability features including renewable-energy panels and stormwater-detention vaults. It also has an 80-space offstreet-parking lot as well as bicycle storage. The ribboncutting next Tuesday afternoon will include Mayor Bruce Harrell.

6 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Rebuilt and expanded, former Lam Bow apartment complex opens with new name"

  • D-Ridge July 27, 2023 (1:00 am)

    Very cool, but it feels like they could have doubled the number of units if they had developed the surface parking lot as well…

  • DRW July 27, 2023 (8:11 am)

    This sounds and looks great. More affordable housing. More parking. Families. Playground. It’s nice to see some positivity again.

  • ARPigeonPoint July 27, 2023 (8:54 am)

    What a pretty name! 

  • Lindsey July 27, 2023 (10:10 am)

    Yay for housing!!

  • HSfirst July 27, 2023 (2:29 pm)

    Yay for housing.
    Boo for parking where housing could be.

  • Anne July 27, 2023 (3:58 pm)

    Yay for parking for residents!

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