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Case Study: Housing

The Borealis

Creating an affordable green oasis

This design was inspired by its proximity to Denny Park. A landscaping “green screen” was created as a way to extend the park into the neighborhood and to mediate between the traffic of the street and the residences. A landscaped setback along Denny Way provides further opportunity to introduce greenery into the site. The Borealis provides affordable workforce housing for persons earning up to 80% of the Area Median Income (AMI) and achieved a Built Green 3-star rating by the Master Builders Association.


Borealis Apartments Wins National Gold Nugget Award
06.27.2009: The Fearey Group 
Gold Nugget judges awarded Outstanding Affordable Housing Project 


Client: Vulcan Real Estate
Status: Completed 2008
Total sf: 60,364
Units: 53