The corner of 23rdAvenue and South Jackson Streets has just become even busier with the commencement of construction on the Patricia K. and Judkins Junction projects on the northwest corner. These two mixed use buildings are being developed by Community House, a nonprofit mental health agency. When complete they will provide affordable housing for 126 households as well as affordable retail space and a new headquarters and day center for Community House.

The Patricia K. project at 2212 S. Jackson Street will include 52 studio apartments for people with mental health issues. Supportive services including counselling, medical services and a meal program will be provided on site. The Judkins Junction Apartments at 2214 S. Jackson Street will feature 74 studio, one and two bedroom apartments for households earning less than 60% of Area Median Income (about $45,000-$65,000 per year). The project will also include 4,800 square feet of affordable retail space for community businesses, particularly targeting businesses that have been or may be displaced from other Central Area locations.

The project was designed by Environmental Works, a nonprofit community design firm, and is being constructed by Marpac Construction. Project Management is being provided by Ally Community Development. Community House has worked to include small minority businesses in its construction work, and currently 17% of the project’s construction work is going to minority and women owned businesses.

Construction will be continuing through February of 2020. For any questions about construction, please contact Construction Superintendent Roger Farrens at 206-794-3797. 

For more information about Community House please contact Chris Szala at (206) 322-2387 X103 or www.chmha.org.
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