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Varney Court

Housing Authority City of Pasco & Franklin County

Agricultural Workers
Family Housing
Sustainable Buildings

Address: N 4th Ave & W Pearl St, Pasco
Completion Date: 2015
Program: 38 apartments
Funding Sources: WA State HTF, WSHFC 4% LIHTC (NEF), WA State CDBG, Construction Loan (Wells Fargo)
Population Served: Low-income up to 40% and 50% AMI
Total Budget: $8,500,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walker Construction, Inc.
Architect: ZBA Architecture

Varney Court is an affordable housing development for agricultural worker families comprised of seven buildings around a central courtyard with ample space and a playground for children to gather and thrive. The apartments are designed to help families live in a community-focused setting, including access to a central community building with a kitchen to host meetings, activities and family events. Varney Court is a WA State Evergreen Sustainable Development Certified community, and includes green features such as: high efficiency heating and cooling systems; unique exterior wall assemblies and air sealing for added insulation; native and drought-tolerant landscaping and an efficient irrigation system; low-flow plumbing fixtures; high efficiency light bulbs; and low-VOC interior paints, sealants and adhesives for better indoor air quality.