High Point wins Smart Communities award
Development lauded for its affordable housing focus
SEATTLE—October 3, 2007—The Seattle Housing Authority’s High Point neighborhood is one of nine development projects in Washington State to have been honored with a 2007 Governor’s Smart Communities award.
“The Smart Communities award winners reflect the wide variety of efforts that make up effective growth management planning,” said Juli Wilkerson, director of the Washington Department of Community, Trade and Economic Development. “Communities can move forward when good, collaborative work like this is accomplished.”
High Point was specially noted for its success in tackling a difficult problem.
“High Point demonstrates that progress can be made in revitalizing declining neighborhoods,” said Wilkerson, who also lauded the development’s contribution to the region’s supply of affordable housing.
Other award recipients included the cities of Bellevue, Bothell, Everett, Oak Harbor, Sea-Tac and Seattle and Stevens County and the Tacoma Housing Authority.