Oakland Block Building

Oakland Block Building

401 West Champion Street

Bellingham WA





Owned & Developed by:    Bellingham Housing Authority
Year Built/Rehabilitated:   1890/rehabilitated and converted to housing in 2002
Number of Residential Units:   20
Number of Commercial Units:   5
Unit Mix:   16 studio
     4 one-bedroom
Square Footage:   studio: 420 sq ft
    one-bedroom: 420 sq ft
Population Served:   11 units reserved for people under 30% AMI
      9 units reserved for people under 50% AMI
Professionally Managed by:   Indigo Real Estate

Description of Property:

The Oakland Block Building was preserved in an historic manner and has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Seismically reinforced to meet Zone III standards, the facility is structurally sound in all of its components and all building systems are up to current code.  More than a dozen enlarged historic photographs of the bulding in its original form decorate the walls in the common area.  In recognition of the hotel's past, each of the 20 apartments/suites are named for a mayor who served in the area during the period 1890 - 1910.

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