Six-story housing projects to transform MLK Way in Tacoma Washington

March 7, 2020

A temporary homeless shelter and a vacant building make up the block between Eighth Street and Ninth Street along Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Tacoma’s Hilltop.


In a few years, that land will be transformed into something else...

Kōz at the Dome Apartments Welcomes 64 Homeless or Near-Homeless College Students

February 7, 2020

The Tacoma Housing Authority and Kōz Development announce new affordable apartments in downtown Tacoma for homeless and low-income students and a new fund created and managed in partnership with the Foundation for Tacoma Students and the Association of Washington Housing Authorities to assist homeless students with move-in costs and basic needs.

UWT students will have new housing options this fall

May 31, 2018

The number of Washington residents packing up and moving from Seattle to Tacoma for better prices on housing has been on the rise. Between that and the growth of the University of Washington-Tacoma, there is a demand for affordable, well-located housing in Tacoma.

To enliven the city, Salem opens up possibilities for adaptive reuse

February 2, 2018

Developers and historic property owners alike complained that the city's regulations for making changes to historic properties in the capital city's central core were too onerous, cost prohibitive and regulatory.  All that changed in 2014.

Developer banking on micro-apartment projects

October 10, 2017

Koz Development, based in Snohomish, Washington, is finding a way to include affordable units in its housing projects in Portland. 

First micro-apartment project starts in downtown Tacoma

August 24, 2017

​Kōz Development on Thursday broke ground on this 104-unit micro-apartment project by the University of Washington Tacoma campus whose student population has grown by 28 percent since 2012.

6-story apartment building could open in 2019 in Dome District

May 8, 2017

A new apartment building could rise among the hustle and bustle of Tacoma’s Dome District. Parking spaces are not included in the proposed development, with 152 apartments and ground-floor retail.

'Micro Units' near UWT will offer innovative furnishings, no additional parking

December 22, 2016

​By summer 2018, apartments nearly the size of two standard parking spaces could be for rent in Tacoma’s downtown.

Seeking tenants, but not cars

October 14, 2016

Two projects with a total of 223 apartments and no parking are planned in Portland's Northwest District.  Neighbors fear they will face greater traffic and a deficit of street parking. 

Amstar, Koz Development to Build Class a Small-Unit Apartment Building in Seattle's South Lake Union Submarket

July 16, 2015

​Amstar, a Denver-based real estate investment manager acting on behalf of one of its public retirement system clients, announced today the acquisition of a development parcel in the South Lake Union