Plaza Roberto Maestas Wins VISION 2040 Award

Contact: Michele Leslie, 206-587-4819,

Plaza Roberto Maestas Wins VISION 2040 Award

SEATTLE – El Centro de la Raza has won a 2017 VISION 2040 Award from the Puget Sound Regional Council for the Plaza Roberto Maestas. The awards recognize innovative projects and programs that help ensure a sustainable future as the region grows.

“El Centro de la Raza accomplished so much with this project,” said Josh Brown, Executive Director of PSRC, “It’s affordable housing for families, office space, micro-business creation, retail, transit oriented development, classrooms to expand its award-winning early childhood dual-language education center, an outdoor plaza, and a multi-cultural community center."

Plaza Roberto Maestas is a mixed-use housing project located directly south of El Centro de la Raza's historic schoolhouse building, and adjacent to the Beacon Hill Light Rail Station. It offers 112 units (one to three bedrooms) for working individuals and families earning 30 to 60 percent of area median income.

The award will be presented at the El Centro de la Raza board meeting on September 26.

VISION 2040 is the region's growth management, economic, and transportation strategy, designed to meet the needs of the 5 million people expected to be living in the region in 2040. It is an integrated, long-range vision for the future that lays out a strategy for maintaining a healthy region - promoting the well-being of people and communities, economic vitality, and a healthy environment.

PSRC develops policies and coordinates decisions about regional growth, transportation and economic development planning within King, Pierce, Snohomish and Kitsap counties. The Council is composed of over 80 entities, including all four counties, cities and towns, ports, state and local transportation agencies and tribal governments within the region.

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