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UW Filer

4201 Roosevelt Way Northeast, Seattle, WA, USA


University District

June 2022

Applications are NOT being accepted yet (no waitlist)


Chris Buchanan

Sr. Housing Developer

(206) 590-2518

UW Filer


UW Filer

In partnership with the University of Washington and the Seattle Housing Authority, Bellwether is developing this mixed-income high-rise which will provide affordable rental housing for workers and families near the UW campus and rapid transit.


Estimated Completion:



University District



Types of Units:

Studios, 1- 2- and 3- bedroom homes

Community Space:

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Affordable homes for workers and families
On-site child care
On-site resident services
Close access to Rapid Ride and Light Rail
Located near University of Washington, public library, grocery stores, bike trails and parks

Incomes Served:

50%, 60%, 80%, and 100% AMI

Populations Served:


Bellwether Housing


Community Partners:

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Lead Team Members:

Chris Buchanan

Total Project Cost:

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University District

Bellwether Housing is planning to develop a site in the University District neighborhood on the corner of NE 42nd Street and Roosevelt Way NE. The new 16-story building will bring approximately 240 new affordable apartments to this growing neighborhood.

The building will provide apartments for individuals and families with lower incomes, including those with disabilities. There will be studio unit, 1-bedroom units and 2- and 3- bedroom units for larger families.

Over half of the apartments will be affordable for individuals and families earning between $47,950 for one person, to $82,200 for a family of four. The balance will be affordable for people earning up to 100% of the area median income. Construction is expected to start in 2025 with the building opening in 2027.

Transit Routes Nearby

Schools and Childcare Nearby


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Project Milestones

  • Take our Community Feedback Survey

  • Community Outreach Meeting with University District Community Council, Wednesday, July 12, 7-8:30PM at Bulldog News on University Ave

  • 2024 Financing secured

  • 2025 Construction starts

  • 2027 Open for residents


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