Green Building and New Development in Seattle Neighborhood
A new two-part E&E story discusses the partnerhsip between the U.S. Green Building Council, Seattle Housing Authority, and New Urbanists to rebuild High Point - a once-blighted Seattle neighborhood. As detailed in part one, High Point's rebuilding efforts include 1,600 green-built houses (now half complete) that vary in price and aesthetic. In rebuilding, the neighborhood will include mixed-use zoning - something that is increasingly illegal in newly-built communities.
Part two looks at how High Point strives for visual diversity, vibrant street life, and smaller building footprints - throwbacks from the past. In its efforts, LEED awarded it the highest-ever score for a community
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