Riverton Cascade Homes
Developer: Homestead Community Land Trust
Architect: SAGE Architectural Alliance
Square Footage: 27,000 sf
Location: Tukwila, WA
Energy Performance Target: ILFI Zero Energy Certified
Homestead Community Land Trust is developing 18 homes on land previously owned by the Riverton Park United Methodist Church, located on the NE corner of the intersection of Military Road S & S 140th St in Tukwila. On the Military Road bus line and within a mile of the Tukwila International Boulevard Light Rail Station, Riverton Park will provide transit-friendly, high-quality homes, made permanently affordable through our community land trust.
In the first project of its kind in the City of Tukwila, Riverton Cascade will build 11 family homes at subsidized prices affordable to low- to moderate-income buyers. Through our community land trust, these homes will be affordable to the first buyer and will remain affordable to all subsequent low-to moderate-income buyers. Two of the homes will be owned by Parkview Services and will provide group homes for adults with disabilities. The five remaining homes may be sold without income restrictions. Proceeds from those homes will be used to reduce the prices of the affordable homes.
This project has been awarded funding from the Department of Commerce to develop an ultra energy-efficient pilot program. The project will incorporate performance building envelopes into the design of the houses which will feature high levels of insulation and low air leakage. This will be coupled with photovoltaic solar panels and net-zero energy principles. In addition, the current site plan will feature on-site food production (P-patch) and integration of fruit-bearing trees within the drought-resistant landscaping. Development will minimize hardscaping and other impervious surfaces through site design and will use bio-retention and conveyance for treatment of storm water to the maximum extent feasible.