HopeWorks Station is a multi-phase project beginning with the acquisition and rehabilitation of a 17,000 square foot, two story building located in Everett, WA. The site will be developed to include 6 social enterprise businesses and 100 housing units along with a robust Internship Program, a Training Academy and headquarters for HopeWorks Social Enterprises. The site is two blocks from the Everett Transit Station and in proximity to downtown Everett and its array of services. The Snohomish County WorkSource center operates out of the Transit Station.
The new construction component of the project includes a housing development with 45,000 square feet of residential space on three floors.
The HopeWorks Station project is unique in a number of ways. It is designed to provide space for a new model in addressing employment and income progression needs of low income and homeless households. This model is organized around career pathways within “in-demand” industries. The model utilizes real work within social enterprises dependent on earned income for their success. A rigorous internship training program positions participants for success in a job within the social enterprise or within businesses in the industry.
Thanks to Dykeman Architects for the artistic renderings.
5/15/2014 New renderings from Dykeman Architects: