More Green Affordable Housing Successes
Just wanted to flag this informative comment from one of our readers regarding our story, Affordable Housing Goes Green. Reader pierced talks about an affordable housing project in Rohnert Park, Calif., about 40 miles north of San Francisco:
Green affordable housing seems so rare that I wanted to mention another project in California called Sonoma Mountain Village. Sponsored by One Planet Communities and a local developer, Codding Enterprises, this project will have about 380 affordable for-rent/sale units in a 1900-unit mixed-use development.
Like Trolley Square, this project puts residents within a five minute or less walk of community and commercial places. In Seattle, High Point, New Holly and Rainier Vista are green mixed-income communities that also have commercial and open space amenities.
A unique goal of Sonoma Mountain Village (and other One Planet Communities) is to reduce the community ecological footprint by 80% from a conventional development by using on-site renewable energy, reducing waste, using alternative transportation, creating a local food and materials network, and creatively working with local businesses and residents to create an extremely diverse green community.
Find out more about Sonoma Mountain Village here.