Jul 8, 2015 at 4:51PM
From a press release:
For the fourth year in a row, the City of Renton has been awarded the Governor’s Smart Communities Award.
The 2015 award was presented on June 26, at the Association of Washington Cities conference in Wenatchee in the Judges Merit category for the Kirkland Avenue Townhomes. This project is a collaboration between the City of Renton and the Renton Housing Authority (RHA).
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award for a fourth consecutive year and to be recognized for the state-of-the-art Kirkland Avenue Townhomes,” Mayor Denis Law said in a press release. “This award is a well-deserved recognition of the hard work and innovation of all our partners and a testament to what is possible through public private partnerships”.
The Kirkland Avenue Townhomes is the first publicly funded, affordable, multi-family modular construction project in Western Washington. The townhomes are part of the city’s Sunset Area Community Revitalization effort and provide housing for veterans and one-for-one, low-income replacement housing as part of the RHA’s Sunset Terrace Redevelopment.
The 18-unit Kirkland Avenue Townhomes project provides sixteen Section 8 Housing Choice vouchers and two VASH vouchers to ensure that the eighteen housing units are affordable.