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High Point

Overview

High Point Community combines ecological and social goals to create a model for affordable, livable, and sustainable neighborhoods. This 120-acre HOPE VI project replaces 716 subsidized housing units erected after World War II with Built Green™ three-star houses, townhouses, condominiums, apartments, and numerous parks for more than 4,000 people. An extensive natural drainage system protects a critical Coho salmon habitat, while 2,600 new trees planted in parks and along streets tripled the number of previously existing trees. Incorporating extensive community and stakeholder input, 50 percent of High Point’s 1,600 units are home to low-income residents, while the entire neighborhood – mixed economically, ethnically and socially – knits into the surrounding urban fabric.

Awards

2007
Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence
Urban Land Institute Award of Excellence — Americas
EPA National Award for Smart Growth Achievement
AIA Housing Committee Award (Multifamily)
National Association of Home Builders National Green Building Award: Multifamily Project of the Year
National Built Green Hammer Award (highest scoring community to date)
National Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence: Silver Medalist
Washington Excellence in Concrete Construction: Sustainable Merit Award
Puget Sound Regional Council: Vision 2020 Award

2006
AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award: Community Informed Design Award
International Society of Arboriculturists: Green Leaf Award
Energy Star: Outstanding Achievement Award
AIA: Show You’re Green Award for Affordable Housing
BuiltGreen™: Certificate of Merit
Pacific Northwest Regional Council of Carpenters: Apprenticeship Opportunity Award

2005
Seattle BuiltGreen™ Design Competition: Communities Award

2003
Washington Society of Landscape Architects: Landscape Planning Award
Pacific Coast Builders Conference: Gold Nugget Award
Seattle Design Commission: Master Plan Design Award

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