In pursuing our vision of building vibrant and sustainable communities, Nitze-Stagen benefits from its partnerships.

Nitze-Stagen has launched public private partnerships to leverage resources in communities where it works for shared goals such as safety and security, infrastructure development and zoning.

  • Alliance for Safety, Affordability and Preservation
  • Northern Rainier Valley Partnership
  • Pioneer Square Safety and Security Group
  • Othello Central Square Stakeholders Group

OZ Navigator

OZ Navigator is a partnership between Nitze-Stagen and Housing Diversity Corporation focused on developing Opportunity Zone projects that contribute to the vibrancy and economic diversity of the communities in which they are located. The partnership brings together two Seattle-based developers with a commitment to holding their properties for the long-term and a shared vision of providing positive social benefits.

Oz Navigator Website

Alliance for Safety, Affordability and Preservation (ASAP)

The Alliance for Safety, Affordability and Preservation (ASAP) has come together to develop creative solutions to the threat to public safety; affordable living and working spaces; and the rich legacy of our region’s built environment posed by the impact of future seismic events on our unreinforced masonry buildings (URMs). An event like a magnitude 6 to 7 Seattle fault earthquake has the potential to cause widespread death and injury, displace tens of thousands of our region’s most vulnerable residents and the businesses who call these building’s home, and permanently damage some of our most distinctive historic structures. Furthermore, it would severely exacerbate the existing housing affordability crisis and lead to a surge in homelessness. Consisting of concerned stakeholders from the City of Seattle, King County, developers (both marketrate and affordable), URM property owners, historic preservationists, and neighborhood associations, ASAP actively seeks to restore and upgrade these character-rich brick buildings before the next major earthquake renders them uninhabitable, or leads to their unplanned demolition. We believe that mandatory safety legislation is the only way to marshal all of the concerned stakeholders and resources required to solve this issue in an efficient and organized manner.