Salishan Neighborhood Revitalization

2004

The Salishan Community comprises a 250 acre neighborhood in Tacoma, Washington, which was built in the early 1940's to provide temporary housing for ship workers during World War II.   The dream of the Tacoma Housing Authority was to revitalize this neighborhood in order to create a place people love to call home.  The project includes 1,400 new units over seven phases, including 91 homes that have achieved LEED Platinum Certification.  The project has received several awards, including the 2007 American Institute of Architects Housing Award.