Northwest NEWS

August 19, 2002


Welcome planned for Greenbrier residents

The first residents of Greenbrier, an affordable housing community located south of the intersection of 144th Avenue Northeast and Northeast North Woodinville Way in Woodinville, will begin moving in to their new homes later this month.
   To help recognize this occasion, a New Homeowner Welcome Event will be held at Greenbrier's central park, from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 23.
   King County Executive Ron Sims, Woodinville Mayor Scott Hageman, CamWest President Eric Campbell, DASH Executive Director Mark Thometz, Shelter Resources Inc. President Len Brannen, King County Council Member Jane Hague and many others will be on hand to greet Greenbrier's first residents and welcome them to their new homes.
   The first homes to be occupied are 70 single-family detached ownership homes built by CamWest of Kirkland. These homes, priced from $115,000 to $230,580, range from one-bedroom cottages to 3 and 4 bedroom two-story homes with cedar shake siding and traditional Craftsman architectural elements.A fully furnished, 4-bedroom model home will be open at the Aug. 23 New Homeowner Welcome Event.
   The City of Woodinville, King County, ARCH, DASH, CamWest and SRI joined to develop Greenbrier as a unique affordable housing community, combining single family ownership homes, senior housing and multi-family rental apartments, community facilities, a central park and 10 acres of protected forest.
   The 22-acre property was sold at a discount by King County in 1997 from its supply of surplus land, and in 1999, the county and its partners signed an agreement to create a mixed income neighborhood with rentals for senior citizens and families, along with ownership opportunities for a range of incomes.