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Salishan Gardens

ABHOW/Beacon Communities

HumanGood
Senior Housing
Sustainable Buildings

Address: 4401 East R Street, Tacoma, WA
Completion Date: 2011
Program: 55 apartments
Funding Sources: City of Tacoma, Pierce County, WA State HTF, HUD 202 Financing, United Way of Pierce County
Population Served: Low-income up to 50% AMI
Total Budget: $11,500,000
Green Certification: Evergreen Sustainable Development Standard
Contractor: Walsh Construction Co.
Architect: Environmental Works

Salishan Gardens is one facet of the Salishan HOPE VI redevelopment project in southeast Tacoma. It was designed and constructed with a focus on sustainable design, energy efficiency and "aging in place" design for seniors to grow old comfortably in their apartments. Significant green features include a system by which the sun heats the hot water and the air is cleaned, heated, and cooled by energy-efficient heat pumps and heat recovery ventilators. The project serves low- and extremely low-income seniors, many of whom are receiving social security as their only income. As a result, rents are 100% subsidized by a Project Rental Assistance Contract (PRAC) with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.