The Vision Plan set in motion the process to transform Springwood Apartments, one of KCHA’s older public housing projects, into a model project for social and environmental values. In addition to remodeling all units, the plan envisioned eliminating buildings to decrease density, enlarging some units to accommodate larger families, changing the buildings to make them more attractive in order to foster a sense of identity and ownership, creating two public play areas, and developing public and private amenity spaces. The plan proposed innovative storm water management techniques to make a better relationship between the neighborhood and the creek running through the site.

Client: King County Housing Authority
Location: Kent, WA