Greenbridge HOPE VI Housing
King County Housing Authority
FSi was the mechanical engineer for a new housing development funded by a HUD HOPE VI grant. This ambitious project built 900 new housing units on the 90-acre White Center site, replacing 569 World War II-era housing units. The sustainable design earned Built-Green 3-Star ratings for each of the four phases.
The project includes low-income rental homes, senior housing, and market-rate homes for sale. The project was made possible by a HUD HOPE VI grant to the King County Housing Authority. Special efforts were made to preserve existing stands of heritage trees, integrate a resident relocation plan and an interim infrastructure plan with project phasing, and address the realities of grading, traffic, drainage, utilities and right-of-way design into the proposed, reconnected street grid.
The project received numerous awards, including:
- Built Green Hammer Award, Built Green Large Community category, Master Builders Association (MBA)
- Engineering Excellence Silver Award, Complexity category, ACEC Washington
- Certificates of Merit, Built Green 3-Star Ratings, 2006, 2007, and 2008
- Charles L. Edson Excellence Award for Outstanding Public Housing Revitalization
- Excellence in Construction Award, Rehabilitation Project of the Year
- 10,000th Built Green Home recognition by King and Snohomish Counties, MBA
- National Award of Merit, Program Innovation-Community Revitalization, National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials (NAHRO)
- Governor’s Legacy of Livable Communities Award presented by Governor Chris Gregoire