Plymouth Housing will break ground on its Uptown affordable housing development on Thursday, Jan. 16.

The affordable housing developer received its allocation of low income tax credits early last year and closed on financing in late December. The project is also being boosted by $6.9 million from the City of Seattle, which will maintain ownership of the land at Second Avenue North and Mercer Street.

Plans to develop 93 housing units across six stories, with nonprofit Path with Art occupying ground-floor space, quickly cleared administrative review by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections last year.

“We are amazed at the partnership that we had with SDCI,” said Plymouth Housing’s director of real estate development Tim Parham. “They met or exceeded every deadline that we had with this project.”

The Seattle City Council approved a 99-year ground lease with Plymouth Housing in September.

Ninety-one studio apartments will be income-restricted units, with 19 dedicated to people who had formerly experienced homelessness, and 72 for Plymouth Housing clients exiting supportive housing. Two units will be for site managers.

Path with Art has a $50,000 grant from the Seattle Office of Arts and Culture it will use to build out its ground-floor art, education and office space.

People are invited to join Plymouth Housing, city officials and special guests for the groundbreaking ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. Speakers will share thoughts on the project at 11.

“We’ll have a good few months of digging and installing the supports for the building,” Parham said. “The soil is not great, so we’re going to have to do a lot of geo-bearing piles.”

He said Plymouth is aiming to have its certificate of occupancy by June 2021.