Plaza Roberto Maestas wins VISION 2040 Award

El Centro de la Raza to be honored

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.