After years of work, construction set to begin on Seattle’s Africatown Plaza

February 17, 2022 / Puget Sound Business Journal

A yearslong fight against gentrification of Seattle’s Central District will reach a milestone Saturday at the groundbreaking for Africatown Plaza, a seven-story affordable housing development on 23rd Avenue at East Spring Street.

“It’s another step toward maintaining and developing a future for the Black community that has called the Central District home for nearly 140 years,” said K. Wyking Garrett, president and CEO of Africatown Community Land Trust.

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