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Ambitious Low-Income Housing Proposal For Yesler Terrace Draws Fire

Ross Reynolds
05/21/2012 at 12:20 p.m.

The Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is proposing to demolish and rebuild the oldest public housing development in the city, Yesler Terrace, and replace it with a dense, mixed–income development. We take a closer look.


Sally Clark is the president of the Seattle City Council and chairs the Yesler Terrace committee.

Matthew Gardner is a principal with Gardner Economics, a land–use consulting firm.

Sharon Lee is the executive director of the Low Income Housing Institute, which develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low–income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington state.

Virginia Felton is communications director for the Seattle Housing Authority.

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