Community Vision

Othello residents working with SKL Architects during Community Meeting #5 at New Holly Gathering Hall, March 2018 [Image: HomeSight]

Othello residents working with SKL Architects during Community Meeting #5 at New Holly Gathering Hall, March 2018 [Image: HomeSight]

 

For and by the Rainier Valley community

Othello Square and The Opportunity Center are community driven and led. What began as small conversations turned into a structured series of community meetings. Over many months, community organizations, businesses, and residents gathered to define their vision and shape the programs, services, and partnerships that will comprise the campus.

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A development that reflects the community's vision and priorities

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Provide homes, educational and business development opportunities, family-wage jobs, healthcare, and culturally relevant social services support and referrals, all in one campus  

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Provide tools and opportunities to guarantee the long-term health and success of the entire community through economic stability

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Celebrate and preserve the heritage of the different cultures that comprise the community

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Prevent displacement of the historic businesses, residents, and cultural anchors of Rainier Valley

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Increase opportunities for affordable rental housing, affordable homeownership, and affordable commercial spaces

 
 

 

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Built to sustain and inspire

Othello Square and HomeSight Opportunity Center hold tremendous promise as a replicable model for preventing displacement and sparking equitable economic development. We believe the entire campus will stand as a strong and inspiring statement of what is possible when community leads.