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Lopez Community Land Trust ©Photography by Juan A. Hernandez © Photography by Juan A. Hernandez

Lopez Community Land Trust


Mithun partnered with the Lopez Community Land Trust to create Common Ground —economically, environmentally and socially sustainable affordable residences. The homes aim to achieve net-zero energy consumption on an annual basis by significantly reducing their environmental impact through passive solar design principles and on-site, renewable energy sources.

The project includes an office building that houses the Land Trust headquarters and demonstrates the many high performance design concepts applied throughout the project. This resource-efficient community provides an opportunity for sustainable lifestyles and perpetual affordability for the residents.



  • AIA Seattle, What Makes it Green Award, Honorable Mention
  • Pacific Coast Builders Conference (PCBC), Gold Nugget Award: Green Sustainable Community of the Year


  • AIA COTE, What Makes it Green Award, Top 10 Green Projects



  • Client: Lopez Community Land Trust
  • Start: 2009
  • Size: 7 ac, 11 single-family homes, office, and SRO building
  • Location: Lopez Island, Washington