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.
Metro Park's Tacoma Nature Center partners with Habitat to provide youth events for families at The Woods, such as planting a kid's only community garden plot. Other event partners have included Citizens for a Healthy Bay and Tahoma Audobon Society. If you are interested in running or assisting with a youth event, please let us know.