Ronald Commons

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Compass at Ronald Commons is the result of a unique collaboration between Ronald United Methodist Church, Compass Housing Alliance, and Hopelink. The new building is located on property that previously held a parking lot for Ronald United Methodist Church. It is a five-story mixed-use building that contains 60 units of low-income housing and a food bank and service center operated by Hopelink. The housing includes a mixture of unit types from studio apartments for veterans to two- and three-bedroom units for low-income families. The service center contains classrooms and offices for Hopelink in addition to the food bank space. The entire campus—including the apartments, church, and service center—is linked by a pedestrian path and an outdoor plaza.

Client: Compass Housing Alliance
Location: Shoreline, Washington
Program: 60 units of affordable housing for low-income families with commercial/office on the ground floor, including 72 stalls of surface parking and one level of partially below-grade covered parking.
Highlights: Rainscreen technology, exterior plaza, play area; 2018 Gold Nugget Award of Merit