An affordable housing development called Merritt Manor is planned for the former Bailey Motor Inn site on Martin Way, Olympia Federal Savings announced Monday.
Olympia Federal is a partner on the $13.5 million project, which is expected to bring 80 apartments to the site in late 2018. The other partners are Fourth Street Housing LLC and a local nonprofit called Help Us Move In, which was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2015 by Ann Sarver-Merritt and her brother, Burt, according to a news release.
Help Us Move In originally started in 2000 as a First United Methodist Church ministry working with the Family Support Center.
Sarver-Merritt and her late husband, Tony, gave funds to Fourth Street Housing, which then acquired the 5.72-acre site for Merritt Manor. Members of Fourth Street Housing include Olympia architect Glen Wells and developer Scott Wammack.
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