The Woods at Golden Given
Located at 104th St E and Golden Given Rd in Parkland, The Woods at Golden Given is Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity's largest neighborhood to date. When complete, The Woods will consist of 30 homes built in partnership with low-income families in Pierce County.
About the Project
Single-family, cottage-style homes
Homes at The Woods are Energy Star certified. The neighborhood will include a central open space, common house, and shared community amenities including playgrounds, community garden, sports field, and wetland with boardwalk.
Sustainable and low-impact development
Sustainable building practices and low-impact development features at The Woods include rain gardens, tree retention and recycling, wetland mitigation, storm drain improvements, and pervious pavement.
The Woods has received the following awards and certifications:
- ACEC Washington - 2014 Silver Award - Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design Considerations
- Washington Aggregate & Concrete Association - Excellence in Concrete Construction 2013 (for pervious paving)
- Salmon-Safe Certification for large-scale residential development
Habitat Connects, the grassroots leadership and environmental education program being designed and developed for residents at The Woods, was made possible by a multi-year grant from the Russell Family Foundation.
In partnership with Tacoma Power, this year-long study at The Woods will help determine the performance and economics of ductless heat pump vs baseboard heating systems.
A percentage of homes at The Woods will be set aside for purchase by qualified Veteran and Active Duty military personnel and their families.