Matthei Place

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Matthei Place is a fourteen home project on a site now owned by KulshanCLT at 15th Street and Harris Avenue in south Bellingham.Matthei Place is a fourteen home project on a site now owned by KulshanCLT at 15th Street and Harris Avenue in south Bellingham.Matthei Place is a fourteen home project on a site now owned by KulshanCLT at 15th Street and Harris Avenue in south Bellingham.Matthei Place is a fourteen home project on a site now owned by KulshanCLT at 15th Street and Harris Avenue in south Bellingham.

Location: Bellingham, Washington, USA. Southern Bellingham Subdivision

The homes in this development will include a combination of six single family detached and eight zero lot line homes. Homes will be one, two and three bedroom units with clustered off-street parking and architectural characteristics consistent with the surrounding neighborhood homes. The size of homes will range from a 400 square foot studio about a community space, to the 1,200 square foot three bedroom homes. The one bedroom homes will be roughly 750 square feet and the two bedrooms homes will range from roughly 850 to 1050 square feet.

Kulshan Community Land Trust, with the support and encouragement of the City of Bellingham, will be developing a subdivision application for a fourteen home project on a site now owned by KulshanCLT at 15th Street and Harris Avenue in south Bellingham. The homes at Matthei Place will be sold to households at or below eighty percent of the area median income, using down payment assistance from public and private sources. Using the classic CLT ground lease approach, KulshanCLT and the homeowners will work together to assure the homes will be affordable for future low- to moderate-income homebuyers while, at the same time, providing homeowners a reasonable rate of return on their investments.

As a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) serving Whatcom County, KulshanCLT envisions a place with homes people can afford to own, close to where they work, at whatever their wages might be. We see CLT homes scattered gracefully in every neighborhood throughout every urban growth area. By using the CLT approach, KulshanCLT can insure that the community's investment will continue working for the community in the form of homes that people can afford, with no on-going or future subsidy required, regardless of the escalating prices of surrounding homes.

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Transect Zone(s): T3 sub-urban.
Status: Complete
Project or Plan's Scale: Block
Features: Affordable/subsidized housing, Green buildings.
Land area (in acres): 1
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Number of residential units (include live/work): 14
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Residential types: Townhouse/rowhouse/maisonette, Small lot detached.
Project team designers: Kulshan Community Land Trust
Project team developers: Kulshan Community Land Trust

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Starting/Ending date of construction/implementation: -