Africatown Plaza is a multi-generational mixed-use building that includes 126 affordable homes, offices for the Africatown Community Land Trust and neighborhood-focused retail and amenities.
The building is designed to serve as a unique destination within the city of Seattle and a reflection of the Black Experience of this community within the Pacific Northwest.
An iconic corten steel volume visually anchors the corner of 23rd Avenue and East Spring Street, welcoming residents and visitors to Africatown Plaza. The bold form hovers above the plaza in the manner of a tree canopy, offering shelter and a gathering space for residents, while the columns root into the ground, symbolizing stability and permanence for the community. The Afrocentric design developed from community input and collaboration with our partners Africatown Community Land Trust, Community Roots Housing, GGLO, and Site Workshop.