Next Friday, May 27, the Low Income Housing Institute will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 43-unit affordable apartment building in downtown Olympia. 

It’s called Bill Frank Jr. Place, in recognition of the Nisqually Tribe Native American environmental activist of the same name.

The four-story building will serve formerly homeless veterans and young adults, disabled individuals and other members of the Olympia community. It will feature a group kitchen, computer lab, outdoor seating and gardening areas and onsite case managers.

LIHI will partner with organizations such as the Veterans Administration, Washington State Department of Social and Health Services and Community Youth Services to provide a full spectrum of services.

The project, located at 318 State Avenue NE, is expected to open in spring of 2017.