Africatown Community Land Trust

Location: Seattle, Washington

Africatown Community Land Trust was formed to acquire, steward and develop land assets that are necessary for the Black/African diaspora community to grow and thrive in place in the Central District of Seattle while supporting other individuals and organizations in retention and development of land.

Following the historic inclusive development agreement reached on the Liberty Bank Building, the Africatown Community Land trust was formed in June 2016 culminating from the work of the Union Street Business Association and Africatown stakeholders to acquire and facilitate inclusive, heritage rich development at the Midtown Center site.

The land trust was also identified as the proper vehicle to hold the Africatown ownership interests in the Liberty Bank Building, Firestation 6, and other properties.