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AFRICATOWN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST BREAKS NEW GROUND IN THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION IN THE CENTRAL


AFRICATOWN COMMUNITY LAND TRUST BREAKS NEW GROUND IN THE FIGHT AGAINST GENTRIFICATION IN THE CENTRAL DISTRICT

SEATTLE, WA- Join the celebration for Seattle’s newest landmark of Black cultural preservation as Africatown Community Land Trust breaks ground for the new Africatown Plaza building!

Livestream Saturday, Feb 5th from 12 – 2pm. Register at Africatownlandtrust.org to join virtually.

Construction will begin in the heart of Seattle’s historic Black neighborhood on 24th and Spring, just one block from the historic Liberty Bank Building.

Africatown Plaza’s presence will continue a legacy of community building on the site of the former Umoja PEACE Center - the grassroots, Black-led community organization where the Africatown Seattle movement emerged over 10 years ago.

After acquiring the property in 2017 through an innovative transaction with Forterra, Lake Union Partners and Community Roots Housing, ACLT’s persistent advocacy and organizing has secured the $60 million in financing for the seven-story construction. Funding sources include the City of Seattle, King County and KeyBank and other private contributions. Africatown Plaza will add to the restoration of the Black community with:

  • 126 new units of affordable housing for families and individuals,

  • an art collection that celebrates Black and Pan-African healing,

  • a public plaza,

  • a community kitchen supporting food security and culinary entrepreneurs,

  • and Africatown Community Land Trust’s new headquarters.

Through intentional commitment by Africatown CLT in partnership with Community Roots Housing, the construction process will be led by a joint venture between Absher and Black-owned MAD Construction. Black subcontractors have also been awarded mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.

Join local favorites, host Trae Holiday and DJ Zeta Barber for a presentation worthy of this monumental achievement including music, spoken word and speeches by Mayor Bruce Harrell, Representative Kirstin Harris-Talley and Councilman Girmay Zahilay.

For more info email info@africatowncommunitylandtrust or call 206.596.2896.

SEATTLE, WA- Join the celebration for Seattle’s newest landmark of Black cultural preservation as Africatown Community Land Trust breaks ground for the new Africatown Plaza building!

Livestream Saturday, Feb 5th from 12 – 2pm. Register at Africatownlandtrust.org to join virtually.

Construction will begin in the heart of Seattle’s historic Black neighborhood on 24th and Spring, just one block from the historic Liberty Bank Building.

Africatown Plaza’s presence will continue a legacy of community building on the site of the former Umoja PEACE Center - the grassroots, Black-led community organization where the Africatown Seattle movement emerged over 10 years ago.

After acquiring the property in 2017 through an innovative transaction with Forterra, Lake Union Partners and Community Roots Housing, ACLT’s persistent advocacy and organizing has secured the $60 million in financing for the seven-story construction. Funding sources include the City of Seattle, King County and KeyBank and other private contributions. Africatown Plaza will add to the restoration of the Black community with:

  • 126 new units of affordable housing for families and individuals,

  • an art collection that celebrates Black and Pan-African healing,

  • a public plaza,

  • a community kitchen supporting food security and culinary entrepreneurs,

  • and Africatown Community Land Trust’s new headquarters.

Through intentional commitment by Africatown CLT in partnership with Community Roots Housing, the construction process will be led by a joint venture between Absher and Black-owned MAD Construction. Black subcontractors have also been awarded mechanical, electrical, and plumbing work.

Join local favorites, host Trae Holiday and DJ Zeta Barber for a presentation worthy of this monumental achievement including music, spoken word and speeches by Mayor Bruce Harrell, Representative Kirstin Harris-Talley and Councilman Girmay Zahilay.

For more info email info@africatowncommunitylandtrust or call 206.596.2896.