The site is very rural, located on the Colville Indian Reservation on the northwest shore of Lake Roosevelt. The homes were designed for low-income households. As a project which received public funding, it was required to meet all federal housing standards regarding accessibility and fair housing regulations.
In addition, the project was required to comply with the Evergreen Sustainable Development Standards (ESDS) for housing projects in the State of Washington, which involved creating a sustainable project design approach with energy conservation analyses, environmental controls, and waste management plans. The homes are Energy Star compliant and designed to be low maintenance without sacrificing aesthetics.
Setting this project apart from other low-income housing projects is the focus on low-cost details that are calculated to produce the greatest visual impact. Vaulted-chord, pre-engineered wood trusses, wood veneer casework, craftsman style exterior doors, carefully planned landscaping and an emphasis on efficient construction yields an affordable cost while providing enhanced value to the project owner. A variety of exterior finish schemes and color palettes were provided in order to create a diverse yet cohesive neighborhood.