Affordable, Sustainable and Beautiful
As do many cities, Renton, a suburb of Seattle, struggles with expensive housing, often too expensive for some residents. Kirkland Avenue Townhomes are a win for the families who will benefit from high quality affordable housing set in a fully sustainable, beautifully landscaped environment. It’s the beginning of a major housing replacement and neighborhood redevelopment effort between the Renton Housing Authority and the City’s Sunset neighborhood.
We provided civil engineering and landscape architecture for the 0.83 acre development of 18 affordable residential units, including 18 parking spaces, mature existing trees, a community garden, 18-foot building set-backs, three frontages, and a network of site walkways and private patios. Work included a fully accessible landscape with a network of pervious pavements, native sustainable plantings, and a site fully mitigated by a system of low impact development/green infrastructure techniques. All in addition to all the usual requirements for above- and under-ground infrastructure, including water, sewer, storm, electrical, and pedestrian and street lighting.