High Point Community, Seattle, Washington
High Point Community, Seattle, Washington, is Seattle's first neighborhood with both a social and ecological conscience. The 20-acre project replaces 716 subsidized housing units erected after World War II with 1600 units designed with a fresh take on traditional residential forms. More than 2000 people live in detached units, townhouses, condominiums and apartments. A Public Library branch, a health clinic, a community center and shopping opportunities are also integrated into the neighborhood.
Salishan Neighborhood Revitalization, of Tacoma, Washington
Salishan Neighborhood Revitalization, of Tacoma, Washington, was constructed during WWII as temporary housing for shipyard workers. Following WWII, the housing was converted to low-rent units and has continued to serve a diverse multi-ethnic and multi-generational population. Revitalization has achieved a connective, pedestrian-friendly neighborhood with a variety of parks, paths and swales, as well as neighborhood center that integrates existing buildings and services with ones.
El Carrillo, in Santa Barbara, California
El Carrillo, in Santa Barbara, California, situated in the heart of Santa Barbara's downtown, was designed to provide desperately needed housing relief to fixed-income seniors and lower income residents seeking shelter at transitional housing facilities. Local non-profit agencies teamed with business and civic groups to create 60 permanently affordable rental studio apartments.
This category did not have a winner this year.