Catholic Housing Services of Western Washington
Special Needs Sustainable Buildings Urban/Mixed Use
Address: 110 E Chestnut St, Bellingham, WA
Completion Date: 2006
Program: 40 apartments and 2,400 square feet of commercial space
Funding Sources: City of Bellingham, WA State HTF, WSHFC 9% LIHTC (NEF formerly Hometead Capital), FHLB AHP, Permanent Bank Debt (WCRA)
Population Served: Low-income up to 30% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $6,900,000
Green Certification: LEED Gold
Contractor: Synergy Construction, Inc.
Architect: Environmental Works
A well-rounded focus on sustainability, demonstrated through both the construction process and design of the final product, earned Kateri Court a LEED Silver certification. Sustainable elements included remediation of a contaminated site, high efficiency plumbing features that reduce water use by 30%, efficient lighting and heat recovery ventilators that reduce energy use by 40%, low VOC paints, sealants and adhesives, and aggressive recycling of waste during construction. The project also locally sourced 40% of materials used during construction. Eight Kateri Court apartments serve families recovering from homelessness and eight others are for tenants with disabilities. Services are provided to residents by The Opportunity Council, a local non-profit organization.