Pride Place

LGBTQ-affirming senior housing
Community members gathered at a ribbon cutting for Pride Place.

Photo by Joshua Lewis

Project facts

  • Location: Capitol Hill, Seattle, WA

  • Site area: 0.33 acres

  • Development partner: Community Roots Housing

  • Program: 118 affordable homes, ground-level retail, and community-serving spaces

  • Opened: 2023 

About this project 

In 2019, Sound Transit and Seattle Central College agreed to swap land parcels in the Capitol Hill Station area, exchanging our station-adjacent property for two college-owned parcels near the intersection of Broadway and East Pine Street. Thanks to this exchange, we’re able to help facilitate another equitable TOD project in addition to our Capitol Hill projects that opened in 2020.  

The project, developed by Community Roots Housing, provides affordable housing and services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer seniors. Sound Transit provided a $6 million property discount to Community Roots Housing to support this project, which helps ensure that elder members of the Capitol Hill LGBTQ community continue to thrive in the vibrant, affirming neighborhood they helped create.  

Community Roots Housing partnered with local nonprofit GenPride to design the project, Seattle’s first affordable housing project catering specifically to LGBTQ seniors. The eight-story mixed-use development offers 118 units for low-income seniors. It also includes a 4,411 square-foot health and community services center, which GenPride operates in partnership with other LGBTQ-focused providers.

Rendering of an LGBTQ-affirming senior housing building, Capitol Hill - South Site Transit Oriented Development
Design elements and building treatments demonstrate the community and inclusivity of the project.