We followed up with meetings with Wayne Lau of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund and with Lance Matteson with Southeast Effective Development. Some of the objectives that we hope to pursue include the following:
--Sustainable, "green" commercial development, addressing space issues for identified community needs in SE Seattle. These may include:
--Virtual office, back office, and business incubator models
--Cultural or arts spaces, live/work, studio, performance or gallery space, possibly in a mixed-use development
--Mixed-use retail space that creates local jobs, attracts culturally-diverse clients and international/foreign investors
--Potential developments with public sector, community and non-profit partners
More to come!