Magnuson Place (Sand Point Building 9)

Client: Mercy Housing Northwest

Expected Completion: 2019

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

Project Description: Tonkin Architecture is currently in the construction phase of the rehabilitation and adaptation of the former Naval Enlisted Barracks at Naval Air Station Sand Point. Building 9, a historic Colonial Revival-style building, is the cornerstone of the Sand Point Historic District. The 224,000 square foot building, which was originally constructed between 1929 and 1944, is on the National Register of Historic Places. It had been unoccupied for more than twenty years and fallen into substantial disrepair. Currently, it is being renovated and adapted to provide the community with 148 units of affordable multifamily housing, an early learning education center, and a small health clinic. The renovation is a key piece of the Sand Point Housing Master Plan.

During the rehabilitation, we are preserving, restoring and repairing significant historical features to ensure that the character of the property is maintained and enhanced. In addition to major repairs, the renovation focuses on improvements to accessibility, energy efficiency, interior light and ventilation, and new building systems.