VISION 2050 Awards

Thank you for the submissions - 20 nominations received!

The VISION 2050 Awards celebrate progress ­to enhance the region’s communities and natural environment while advancing equity and opportunity for all.  PSRC received 20 nominations this year.

Nominations were submitted in three categories: On the Ground to recognize completed projects, Planning Ahead to recognize the great planning happening in the region, and Working Together to recognize the importance of partnerships.

The nominations received for On the Ground are:

Arlington Drive Youth Campus: A 3.5-acre facility in Tacoma’s Salishan neighborhood providing housing, healthcare, and supportive services for Tacoma’s most vulnerable youth and young adults.

Aspen Terrace: An affordable housing development that provides individuals with criminal histories the opportunity to lead healthy, productive lives.

Dorothy Height Apartments: YWCA Pierce County’s new development with 54 units of affordable housing in Tacoma’s St. Helens district.

Kristin Benson Place: A new development offering 91 residential units with supplemental on-site services and amenities as homes for previous residents of other Plymouth Housing programs who have established a record of stability.

Mercy Rosa Franklin Place: A transit-oriented development for seniors with half the apartments affordable at 30% AMI and half at 50% AMI.

Station House: A housing development for low- to moderate-income families directly adjacent to the Capitol Hill Light Rail Station in Seattle.

Thea Bowman Apartments: A new development that provides 80 units of permanent supportive housing. Some units are set aside for homeless individuals and others are reserved for veterans.

The Rise at 19th: A new development in the Hilltop neighborhood serving low-income individuals and families experiencing homelessness as well as persons with disabilities.

Willowcrest Townhomes: The first net-zero energy, permanently affordable multi-unit homeownership project in King County.

The nominations received for Planning Ahead are:

Bellevue Mobility Implementation Plan: A new performance measurement and prioritization system that aligns transportation investments with the city and region’s land use vision.

Canyon Park Subarea Plan: A vision to support a thriving biotech/life sciences business cluster, leverage regional transit investments, establish an achievable roadmap for the future, and meet Regional Growth Center criteria and Bothell’s growth targets.

Lakewood Station District Subarea Plan: A plan for intensive land uses and activities supportive of direct regional transportation access via the Lakewood commuter rail station and I-5.

Latino Civic Alliance: A partnership to create a plan to support low-income Latinx undocumented families in the South Seattle area find mental health services from culturally competent Latinx providers.

Mountlake Terrace Town Center Subarea Update: A vision for an enhanced transit/pedestrian-oriented development pattern and vibrant Town Center that reflects the values of the community in preparation for the coming light rail station.

Renton's Permit Ready ADU Program: Established as a way to create additional housing supply, the program provides residential property owners with tools and resources needed to build Accessible Dwelling Units.

South Lynnwood Neighborhood Plan: A plan to help diverse residents access opportunity through transit, preserve housing affordability, strengthen connections between the community and decision-makers, and support the business community.

The nominations received for Working Together are:

Bellevue Video Analytics Towards Vision Zero Program: A collaboration of multiple private and public sector organizations to advance the application of video analytics based on artificial intelligence and cloud computing to reduce traffic deaths.

Community Partners Team: An informal, collaborative, cross-sectoral body convened by the Transportation Choices Coalition that has been instrumental in advancing health and equity in PSRC’s programs.

Health-in-all-policies Tools for Comprehensive Plans: An update to the countywide planning policies with health in mind that uses a logic model tools to identify policies to integrate health into Comprehensive Plan elements.

South King County Subregional Housing Action Framework: A joint project of six cities – Auburn, Burien, Federal Way, Kent, Renton, and Tukwila – to develop a common housing planning framework for the South King County subregion.

The winners will be announced at PSRC’s General Assembly on May 26 and presented throughout the summer.