Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has forwarded legislation to enter a 99-year ground lease with Plymouth Housing in order for the affordable housing developer to build a 91-unit apartment building in Uptown.

The K site at the southwest corner of Second Avenue North and Mercer Street was gifted to Seattle Center by the Kreielsheimer Foundation in 2016, and the city and Plymouth announced plans to use it for affordable housing last November.

The Office of Housing has invested $7.9 million toward the affordable housing development, which will include 4,000 square feet of art, education and office space for the Path with Art nonprofit on the ground floor.

The term sheet for the 99-year ground lease considers charging $1 per year in return for 91 studio apartment units for low- to extremely low-income housing, “including 19 units for formerly homeless, low-income single adults as defined by the City of Seattle’s Office of Housing, and two unrestricted manager’s units, for a total of 93 units, along with common spaces and approximately 3,700 square feet of nonresidential space.”

Plymouth would commit to these terms for at least 50 years under the lease.

The affordable housing developer’s preferred design for the seven-story mixed-use apartment building passed administrative design review in June, and Plymouth Housing hopes to begin construction in January.

“Plymouth Housing’s mission is to provide the most vulnerable people in our community with permanent homes and the support they need to attain and maintain long-term stability in their lives,” said Plymouth Housing executive director Paul Lambros in a news release from the mayor’s office. “We look forward to working with our partners, Path with Art, as well as the Uptown Alliance and the Uptown Arts & Culture Coalition to construct a welcoming building that contributes to this vibrant neighborhood.”

The Seattle City Council is currently on summer recess, and will begin work on next year’s budget this fall.