Salishan is a neighborhood in the East Side of Tacoma, Washington. Built in the early 1940's, the Salishan neighborhood provided temporary housing for ship workers during World War II. Throughout a week-long charrette process, Torti Gallas visited with the residents of Salishan, listened to their concerns, and developed a master plan and unit designs appropriate for the needs of the community.
The site holds several unique features including a 30 acre wildlife rich gulch that bisects the site into two halves. Salishan's special atmosphere is also evident in the spirit of its diverse blend of residents. This ethnic diversity, strong love of the community, and social empowerment have guided the neighborhood's revitalization efforts.
In addition to a stronger social and economic base, the plan provides a new town center, complete with retail shops, a fire station, university teaching space, senior congregate care, and additions to existing amenities. Most important to this town center is a public forum and open air market.
91 Homes in Phase VII of the Salishan Revitalization have been LEED Platinum Certified.
250 acre site
1,400 residential units
village center/community center/retail
$35 million HOPE VI Grant
91 Homes Certified LEED for Homes Platinum
Builder's Choice Award
Congress for The New Urbanism Charter Award
American Institute of Architects Housing Award
AIA/HUD Secretary's Award
EcoHome Design Award
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