HIGH POINT REDEVELOPMENT | SEATTLE, WA
Owner: Seattle Housing Authority
SvR Role: Civil Engineering, ROW Landscape Architecture
Construction Cost: $70+ million (infrastructure)
Start Date: 5/2001
End Date: 12/2010
Awards: 2007 Urban Land Institute Global Award for Excellence; 2006 ASCE Region 8 Outstanding Project for Site Development; and many more
SvR was the civil engineer and right-of-way landscape architect for the 120-acre High Point Redevelopment. This Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) owned project created 1,600 units of mixed income housing, a new system of paths and open spaces, and community facilities. SvR designed the infrastructure including earthwork, new streets, alleys, sidewalks, utilities and natural drainage. The redesigned street grid system integrates the High Point community into the greater West Seattle neighborhood. As part of this work, we coordinated electrical design and franchise utilities; developed maintenance manuals for the green stormwater infrastructure; designed new water, sanitary sewer, and other civil infrastructure including ADA site access. Work was constructed over two phases with multiple bid packages.
In addition to serving as a model for urban neighborhood development, HIgh Point’s cohesive natural drainage system helps improve water quality in the nearby Longfellow Creek by reverting the site, 10% of the Longfellow Creek basin, to pasture conditions.