The Marion West

Developed through a unique partnership of the nonprofit housing developer Low Income Housing Institute, YouthCare, and the University District Food Bank, The Marion West provides 29 units of workforce housing and 20 units of supportive housing for young adults. Located adjacent to Seattle’s historic University Branch Library, The Marion West’s design respectfully angles back from the street and gestures towards the library’s large public lawn. The building colors represent a modern response to the historic library, with its white base and play of blue-green accents. The common area also includes counseling offices, classroom, and computer lab.

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    Completed 2016
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Artist Nikki McClure incorporated a metal art piece depicting an apple tree being taken care of by the people it feeds, representing what the Marion West means to the community.