Broadway Low Barrier Housing Moves From Drawing Board To Groundbreaking

April 16, 2018

Everett

HopeWorks Station

More than 100 people attended today’s event.

HopeWorks

It was more of a ceremonial groundbreaking for investors and supporters.

Hopeworks

Michael described his success in the GroundWorks social enterprise and how he now has a place of his own and people he considers his family through HopeWorks.

HopeWorks

The building will be extremely energy efficient.

HopeWorks

HopeWorks Station I is at the corner of 34th and Broadway in Everett

Today was the ceremonial groundbreaking for HopeWorks Station II as investors, politicians, supporters and employees celebrated their vision for 65 units of low barrier housing over an employment and training center in the 3300 block of Broadway in Everett.

HopeWorks Social Enterprises is an affiliate of Housing Hope, and was launched in January 2011 with the goal of helping families gain skills and training for in demand jobs to enable them to start towards a living wage career.

HopeWorks creates and operates social enterprise businesses designed to provide paid internships for low-income Snohomish County residents. Currently HopeWorks Station I at 3331 Broadway hosts three social enterprise programs.

GroundWorks
GroundWorks Landscaping provides commercial landscape construction, maintenance, and installation. Additionally, our WaterWorks division installs, maintains, and repairs irrigation systems.

ReNewWorks Home & Decor
ReNewWorks Home and Decor is an upscale furniture store with consigned and donated items. Opened in July 2013 and located in HopeWorks Station, ReNew offers a wide variety of great upscale modern and vintage/retro home furnishings. Through its DeliveryWorks division, ReNew can pick up and deliver your items!

CafeWorks
CafeWorks at HopeWorks Station is a mission-based coffee shop that serves customers a world class cup of coffee with top of the industry customer service while providing job training for at-risk youth and young adults from Cocoon House and Housing Hope through a youth barista training program.

HopeWorks Station II expands on this concept and adds housing and job training in an environmentally advanced building that is the first of many developments planned in the Everett Station District.

Over 100 people filled a tent at the site of the project which has been in the planning stages for more than five years. The project will stretch from 34th street north to 33rd street along the east side of Broadway. There will be three floors of housing above a LEED certified commercial space. That space will house a training academy, including culinary training kitchens and a multifunctional learning lab. Interns will gain hands-on culinary and customer service training and learn the skills they need to escape poverty through various social enterprise businesses, including a cafe, box lunch catering service, community meals program, and restaurant. HopeWorks current social enterprises will be incorporated into the new building.

The residential space on the top will include 65 affordable apartments, with 57 dedicated to homeless households. Of those 57 apartments, 51 will be targeted for high-need homeless populations: youth (15), veterans (10), parents seeking reunification with their children (10) and individuals with addictions (16). There will be services available for all of those residents and in addition, as a condition of living there, residents must enroll in a training program to learn new skills and build a personal path to self sufficiency.

Again, today was the ceremonial groundbreaking with construction expected to get underway in late spring. It’s projected to take about 18 month to complete. You can follow the progress of HopeWorks Station II here on their website.



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