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Seattle’s High Point redevelopment project November 17, 2009

Filed under: Healthy Housing — sustainphas @ 7:29 pm
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  • The Seattle Housing Authority owns 5,200 units of public housing.  When redeveloping High Point, the Housing Authority focused on creating a pedestrian friendly community based upon new urbanism ideals.  It features a natural drainage system, water conservation and energy efficiency innovations.  Furthermore, it features “Breath Easy Homes” to address the needs of children with asthma and allergies.  Seattle also undertook an independent cost-benefit analysis of the High Point project.  The study compared High Point to other local public housing.  It demonstrated that the utility costs for the development were 56% lower, and the fuel consumption was 37% lower. 

Source:  http://www.cityofseattle.net/dpd/cms/groups/pan/@pan/@sustainableblding/documents/web_informational/dpds_007254.pdf

Cost Benefit Analysis Study can be downloaded from the Seattle Housing Authority:

http://www.seattlehousing.org/news/pdf/High_Point_Energy_Study.pdf