Housing advocates and the owners of the aging Northgate Apartments have reached an agreement on how many affordable units of housing will be built when the property is redeveloped.
Just north of Northgate Mall next to Interstate 5, the complex is a prime location for a hotel, office buildings and shops. The proposed rezone of the property was challenged because of the fear of losing 207 apartments that are home to many immigrants and low-income families.
John Mullally, managing member of the family-owned business, MDC, which owns the property, has agreed to provide 66 units of low-income housing and more if the number of new housing units exceeds 660.
A Seattle hearing examiner heard details of the agreement and will make a recommendation to the City Council within 15 days.