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Name the Community Land Trust Homeownership Development at 1312–1326 Yakima Avenue South

We seek to engage the community in naming the development by inviting proposals that reflect the history of the surrounding neighborhood.

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In spring 2020, Homestead Community Land Trust and Edge Developers will begin construction on 16 homes in the Leschi neighborhood, of which 10 will be permanently affordable for ownership by people who make less than 80% of area median income (community land trust homes). Six will be sold to non-income qualified buyers. All the homes will be part of the same named community and owners will be members of a homeowners association together. Additional details about the development are available here.

We seek to engage the community in naming the development by inviting proposals that reflect the history of the surrounding neighborhood. We would like to use the proposal process as a way to recognize the rich tradition of this neighborhood and the people who have contributed to its legacy.

We acknowledge that we work within the occupied territory of Puget Sound Salish peoples, among them the Duwamish, Skykomish, Muckleshoot, Snohomish, Snoqualmie, Suquamish, Nisqually, and Tulalip.  These nations have lived here from time immemorial and have a rich legacy of stewarding, protecting, and caring for the land and waterways. We acknowledge the irony of advancing homeownership on occupied land, as well as the painful history of settler homesteads displacing indigenous people.

As a result, it is our desire to lift up in this process, these and other people who have built or owned homes in this neighborhood. This area's history includes European, Asian, and African communities as well as various faith communities. It is important to note that the particular parcel on which we are building has no known record of being used for residential purposes, either by indigenous people or later residents.

We envision that the name and explanation of the name will be memorialized at the site; and that a physical marker will be placed on the site that will point to a permanent digital record of the selection process. We envision that finalists in the process will be shared through social media, so that those recognized in proposals will be lifted up in community. Finally, we envision that the group or individual who submits the winning proposal will receive $500 which can be directed to a non-profit organization of their choice.

In the spirit of the mixed history of this neighborhood, we have engaged a panel of community members reflecting the diversity of the neighborhood to deliberate in the selection of finalists and the ultimate chosen name for the community.

Instructions

  1. Download and review our Request for Proposal Document (PDF)
  2. Complete the Proposal Cover Sheet and convert it to PDF
  3. Write your Proposal Narrative (no more than 3 pages)
  4. Collect up to five photographs or other images that support your proposal
  5. Upload your proposal at this link:  https://forms.gle/Wb6AoBXqCJMXXbXn6
  6. Send an email to confirm that you submitted the proposal. If there were any technical issues with your submission, we will follow up.

 

Proposals are due March 6, 2020 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

Proposals can also be mailed to Homestead Community Land Trust, 412 Maynard Ave. S., Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98104. Entries must be postmarked by March 6, 2020.

Questions? Please email info@homesteadclt.org with the subject line "Name Proposal".