35 affordable senior apartments and associated community spaces
Funding Includes: USDA Rural Development, Low Income Housing Tax Credits
Clients: Martha & Mary and Shelter Resources
Contractor: Dawson Construction
- Puget Sound Regional Council, 2013 VISION 2040 Award – Kingston Village Green
Martha and Mary’s four-story senior housing project is the initial phase of construction for the Village Green Development in Kingston, WA. When completed, Village Green will include senior housing, a community center containing a Boys & Girls Club and a senior center, a library, a park with tennis courts, and an abundance of community trails and P-Patch style gardens.
As the initial phase of the building construction, the senior housing project design and construction included much of the infrastructure for the entire development. The senior housing includes 35 units of housing and a variety of administrative and community spaces, such as lobbies, multi-purpose rooms, computer, exercise, and laundry facilities. The building design responds to the village atmosphere of Kingston. Both the interior and exterior are designed to provide a residential rather than an institutional ambiance. Exterior spaces include both public and private decks and numerous gardens.
The steeply sloped Village Green site offered some amazing design opportunities. Terracing of the site provides a significant fraction of the units with stunning views of the Puget Sound. The building’s southern exposure allows for the use of solar hot water panels to serve the central laundry facilities. Run-off on the site is fully controlled and contained to its original existing level by the use of rain gardens and infiltration. Accessible pathways are designed to not only connect the senior housing, community center, library, and park together but also provide accessibility to the short walk into the main commercial downtown areas of Kingston.