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Sequoia Landing

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Sequoia Landing is a 2.39 acre, 40-unit, work-force housing development owned by the Housing Authority of Thurston County. Our approach to creating a sustainable and attractive project was to develop the storm water swale, which would run through the central parking median, into a focal point complete with rain garden plaza. Native plantings combined with […]

Olympia Crest II

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This affordable housing project for the Thurston County Housing Authority included a special storm water spillway that moved through the walkway and between the parking and the buildings and finally terminating at a Rainwater Celebration Plaza. This feature created a unique opportunity to incorporate native plantings for a naturalized landscape.  The Client was committed to […]

Vista Court Senior Living Facility

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Vista Court a Senior Housing project for the Vancouver Housing Authority was completed in the winter of 2011. The entire project encircles a very old London Plane tree while allowing the residents to walk to the surrounding neighborhood and take pause at the many benches placed for viewing the new landscaped grounds. Van Vista an […]

Humboldt Gardens

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Humboldt Gardens was a Hope VI, affordable housing project for the Housing Authority of Portland, which included a mixed use building that achieved LEED Silver certification from the USGBC. As Landscape Architect we collaborated with the Civil Engineer to develop an award winning approach to a Green Street treatment for stormwater.  The plantings for the […]

Nuevo Amanecer

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As a part of this Rehabilitation Project for the Community Partners for Affordable Housing in Woodburn, OR, Macdonald Environmental Planning prepared Landscape Renovation and Irrigation Plans for the 94-unit, 11 acre site. Specific features which were previously unaddressed included Stormwater Swales, a Neighborhood Park, and Bus Stops.

The Mews

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For this 24-unit affordable-housing project, we designed an exterior courtyard and gardens that are typical for high-end developments. Decorative walls and a central water feature are in the spotlight of the residents’ views, and the layout invites for a leisurely walk through the site.