In June of 2023, SHA completed construction and opened Salish Landing on the former site of the Lam Bow Apartments, which were destroyed by fire in 2016. The 82-unit five-story Salish Landing building at 6955 Delridge Way SW features 1, 2- and 3-bedroom apartments that surround a large courtyard and playground. The new building adds 31 more units of affordable housing than were previously on the site. Former residents who were relocated elsewhere after the fire have been invited to return as residents of the new Salish Landing if they wish.
The community’s name, Salish Landing, honors the diversity of tribes and Indigenous people of the greater Puget Sound region and their connection to the sea, lakes and rivers that support life.
The North Delridge Neighborhood Council, Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association, Delridge Neighborhood District Council and other community members provided input on the design and construction of Salish Landing.
- Large windows that allow for natural daylighting
- Spacious kitchens and full-size energy-efficient appliances
- Photovoltaic panels that provide renewable energy through a partnership with Seattle City Light
- A large underground detention vault that captures storm water to protect nearby Longfellow Creek
- Enhanced ventilation systems with heat recovery to improve indoor air quality
- Unit finishes that are easily cleanable and reduce allergens for those with respiratory conditions
- 10 units that are fully ADA-friendly and accessible
- Laundry rooms on each floor
- 3-bedroom units that each have in-unit washers and dryers and two bathrooms
- Tubs with showers
- Large closets
- 80 parking spaces
- Secure bike storage
- Resident storage units
- Close proximity to transit, including Metro’s H Line Rapid Ride