KIRKLAND AVENUE TOWNHOMES | RENTON, WA
Owner/Client: Renton Housing Authority & City of Renton
SvR Role: Landscape Architecture & Civil Engineering
Construction Cost: 4 million
Start Date: 2012
End Date: 2015
SvR led civil engineering and landscape architecture for Renton Housing Authority’s 0.83 acre development of 18 affordable residential units including 18 parking spaces, mature existing trees, a community garden, 18-foot building set-backs, three frontages, and a network of site walkways and private patios. Work included a fully accessible landscape with a network of pervious pavements, native sustainable plantings, and a site fully mitigated by a system of low impact development/green infrastructure techniques. All in addition to all the usual requirements for above- and under-ground infrastructure, including water, sewer, storm, electrical, and pedestrian and street lighting.
RHA’s Kirkland Avenue Townhomes (KAT) is the beginning of a major housing replacement and neighborhood redevelopment effort between RHA and the City of Renton’s Sunset neighborhood. KAT represents a win for all stakeholders, but especially for the families that live there that will benefit from high quality affordable housing set in a fully sustainable, beautifully landscaped environment.