Plymouth Housing will host an information session next month to preview its plans for a 93-unit affordable housing development at Second Avenue and Mercer Street.

Following a competitive bidding process, the nonprofit developer was tabbed by the City of Seattle to redevelop the site, which was donated to Seattle Center by the Kreielsheimer Foundation. The city will retain ownership of the land.

Plymouth Housing serves men and women exiting long-term homelessness, and the affordable apartment development will include an on-site case manager and social workers for wraparound services.

While Uptown was upzoned in 2017 to allow for heights up to eight stories, the project will stay at seven, said Tim Parham, Plymouth’s director of real estate development.

The project will be partially funded with $8 million from Seattle’s Office of Housing, and the bulk of the funding will come from selling low-income housing tax credits, Parham said. The nonprofit housing developer is on the state’s list for allocation.

“At this point, we’re on the list and we know we’re going to get the funding, so we started full steam ahead with designing,” he said.

An information session for the project will be held 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Cornish Playhouse, 201 Mercer St.

It will be a chance to not only learn about and comment on the housing development, but also to meet representatives from the future ground-floor tenant, Path with Art, a nonprofit that uses art to improve the lives of people experiencing homelessness and addiction.

There is typically at least one design element or amenity worked into a Plymouth Housing buildings based on an ask from the community, Parham said, and the same will go for the Uptown development.

“We’re going to do one thing big and do it right with the community,” he said.

Plymouth hopes to have an Early Design Guidance package ready for administrative review in March, Parham said. This review is handled internally by the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections, meaning the city will not hold public meetings to weigh in on the project, but comments can still be submitted through SDCI. Plymouth and Path with Art have started an outreach campaign, and plan to provide regular updates to community groups, such as Uptown Alliance.

Plymouth Housing is working with Washington Holdings, which is developing surrounding parcels, to make sure its project and the Center Steps buildings complement each other, Parham said, such as with shared, walkable spaces and midblock crossings.