Sand Point Building 9

Client: Mercy Housing Northwest

Construction expected to commence March, 2017

Funding: Historic Tax Credits, Washington State Housing Finance Commission Tax Credit Allocation, Washington State Department of Commerce, and Seattle Office of Housing Levy funds, Seattle Child Care Bonus Funds, State of Washington special appropriation, private philanthropy, private equity, and private debt

Tonkin Architecture is currently in the design phase for the rehabilitation and adaptation of the former Naval Enlisted Barracks at Naval Air Station Sand Point. The 224,000 square foot building, which was originally constructed between 1929 and 1944, is on the National Register of Historic Places. Building 9 is a historic Colonial Revival style building serves as the cornerstone of the Sand Point Historic District. The building, which has been unoccupied for over twenty years, has been vandalized repeatedly and fallen into disrepair. It will be renovated and adapted to provide 148 units of affordable multifamily housing, an early learning education center, and a small health clinic. The renovation will be a key piece of the Sand Point Housing Master Plan.

The rehabilitation will be designed to preserve, restore, and repair significant historical features of the building to ensure that the historic character of the property is maintained and enhanced. In addition to major building repairs, the renovation will focus on improvements to accessibility, energy efficiency, interior light and ventilation, and new building systems.