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Acer House 23rd & Cherry                                             

Acer House is a 5-story mixed use building located in the center of Seattleā€™s Central District on 23rd and Cherry. The project is grounded in Afrofuturist design and anti-racism principles, and is dedicated to community-building and inclusive spaces. Led by architect and Central District resident Donald King, the development and design team is dedicated to honoring the past, present, and future communities of the Central District by creating a place where local businesses remain and thrive, children play, and neighbors interact.

The development will have 107-units of affordable housing, locally-owned shops and restaurants, and a child-care center. The building is built around a sunny south-facing courtyard and also provides residents with a roof amenity deck. The plant palette is comprised of colorful and vibrant Pacific Northwest-adapted plants that honor Black heritage and the African diaspora.

Location: Seattle, WA

Client: Arboreal Managers & Urban Black

Architects: Donald King/Mimar Studio & Schemata Workshop