4/16/2015 | Posted at 6:41 pm

Cheryl Chow Court Grand Opening – April 24th



We here at GGLO couldn’t be more excited for the grand opening of the Low Income Housing Institute’s Cheryl Chow Court, set to open April 24th 2015.

LIHI, who develops, owns and operates housing for the benefit of low-income, homeless and formerly homeless people in Washington State, is set to open their newest home for seniors.

From LIHI: LIHI is delighted to provide affordable senior housing in one of the most attractive, livable, and walk-able neighborhoods in Seattle. Cheryl Chow Court is located down the street from the Ballard Public Library and Ballard Commons, and is close to Swedish Ballard, shopping and many amenities. A Ballard Urban Rest Stop, which will provide free showers, laundry and restrooms to homeless men, women and children, is planned in the retail space on the first floor of the building.

Funding partners for Cheryl Chow Court are: HUD, City of Seattle, Enterprise Community Investment, Banner Bank, Federal Home Loan Bank of Seattle, Washington State Housing Finance Commission, and Duncan Haas & Birgit Walbaum.

GGLO is the architect and Walsh Construction is the contractor.

“LIHI admires and praises Cheryl Chow for her fearless leadership,” said Sharon Lee, Executive Director of LIHI. The late Cheryl Chow was instrumental in the creation of the Urban Rest Stop in downtown Seattle 14 years ago when she was chair of the Seattle City Council’s Housing and Human Services Committee. She secured funding for LIHI to purchase the Julie Apartments and to locate the Urban Rest Stop on the first floor. She stood up to NIMBY opposition from a faction of the downtown business community.

Thank you to all the wonderful people who have worked on making this project a reality!