Estimated Completion: 2019
Construction Cost: $3,000,000
Square Footage: 27,000 SF
Location: Tukwila, Washington
Client: Homestead Community Land Trust
Single Family Housing
Homestead Community Land Trust (HCLT), in coordination with Riverton Park United Methodist Church, proposes to redevelop a portion of the church parking lot and gardens into 18 single family homes.
Located on the Military Road bus line and within a mile of the Tukwila International Boulevard Light Rail Station, Riverton Cascade will provide affordable family homes at a subsidized price of approximately $180,000 to $235,000. The Riverton Cascade project will serve Homestead’s target population of home buyers who are up to 80% area median income. Through the Community Land Trust, these homes will be affordable to the first buyers and will remain affordable to all subsequent low-to moderate-income buyers that own the homes. The proposed project will be completed in two phases. The initial phase builds the first 11 homes. The 2-story homes vary from 3 to 4 bedrooms with emphasis on larger family-size units.
Ultra Efficient Pilot Program
This project has been awarded funding from the Department of Commerce to develop an ultra energy-efficient pilot program. The project will incorporate performance building envelopes into the design of the houses which will feature high levels of insulation and low air leakage. This will be coupled with photovoltaic solar panels and net-zero energy principles. In addition, the current site plan will feature on-site food production (P-patch) and integration of fruit-bearing trees within the drought-resistant landscaping. Development will minimize hardscaping and other impervious surfaces through site design and will use bio-retention and conveyance for treatment of storm water to the maximum extent feasible.
Funding commitments from the State of Washington and King County will allow construction of Phase 1. Other funding sources include grants and loans from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOME program through King County, as well as Private Lenders and Investors. Other partners with Homestead on this project include Parkview Services and longtime funding partner Community Frameworks.
Master Plan Envisioning
Homestead and SAGE will be assisting Riverton Park United Methodist Church in the overall master plan of the campus, such as improvement to the food bank, the church’s community kitchen, the community garden, landscaping and church housing.
About Homestead Community Land Trust
HCLT stewards a portfolio of 214 high-quality, affordable, owner-occupied homes and provides counseling and support services to ensure homeowner success. They have had 29 resales so these homes have provided a total of 241 households with the opportunity for affordable homeownership. Homestead’s growing stock of affordable homes will provide homeownership opportunities for thousands of low to moderate income households in the years to come.