Our ɁálɁal Together project, for Chief Seattle Club was host to an affordable housing press conference midday Tuesday! Speakers included Chief Seattle Club’s Executive Director Derrick Belgarde, MPA, Senator Maria Cantwell, Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, WA State Housing Finance Commission’s Executive Director Steve Walker, Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards, Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, and Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers.
We enjoyed celebrating the grand opening of Imagine Housing‘s 30Bellevue yesterday.
30Bellevue provides 63 affordable homes for families, seniors, and veterans on an existing surface parking lot behind St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in the North Towne neighborhood of Bellevue. Congratulations to the 30Bellevue team!
We are deeply grateful to be a part of the team for the Northwest Housing Alternatives Campus Redevelopment which will provide much needed affordable housing and services to families! The new and improved facilities will enable NHA to continue to provide crucial housing services for low-income families, veterans, seniors and people with special needs. The campus is one of our Partner Projects as O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders (OWCB) with O’Neill Construction Group) and designed by MWA Architects!
Orchards at Orenco is a highly efficient, transit-oriented workforce housing project in the Orenco Station neighborhood of Hillsboro for owner/developer REACH CDC. The 57-unit project, designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, is the first phase of the Orchards at Orenco development, which over the course of three phases will total approximately 150 units.
Orchards was awarded Best Affordable Passive Building and also awarded Best Overall Passive Building Project by PHIUS, announced September 10 in Chicago at the 10th Annual North American Passive House Conference.
Green Building Advisor has included Orchards at Orenco, the largest Passivehaus Building in the U. S., on their website. Click here to view the article.
“In Portland’s western suburbs, a structure is on the rise that could change the face of affordable housing in America. Situated adjacent to the Orenco Station light rail transit stop in Hillsboro, Oregon, the Orchards at Orenco will provide 57 units of housing. The project sponsor, REACH Community Development, is aiming to achieve Passivhaus certification. When complete in the spring of 2015, Orchards at Orenco is slated to be the largest Passivhaus-certified building in North America.” …Read More
WALSH is thrilled to be working with REACH Community Development, Housing Development Center (construction manager) Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects (architect-of-record), William Wilson Architects (design architect) and Green Hammer (Passive House consultant) on the construction of the affordable housing project, Orchards at Orenco, which is the largest precertified Passive House building to date. Click on this link to read more on the Passive House concept and its benefit to the greater community.
REACH Community Development continues its affordable home-building program with the launch of its Orchards at Orenco project this month at Hillsboro’s Orenco Station.
REACH, a nonprofit with nearly 1,900 units of affordable housing, is beginning construction of the 57-unit first phase of Orchards at Orenco, a three-building complex that will eventually provide about 150 units affordable housing.]
On September 17th, the doors opened and The Magnolia Apartments welcomed new residents. This all-brick, LEED Certified apartment building brings 50 new, much anticipated, affordable apartment homes to the Eliot Neighborhood.