Orchards at Orenco: Largest Passive House Affordable Multi-Family Project

REACH Community Development continues its affordable home-building program with the launch of its Orchards at Orenco project this month at Hillsboro’s Orenco Station.

REACH, a nonprofit with nearly 1,900 units of affordable housing, is beginning construction of the 57-unit first phase of Orchards at Orenco, a three-building complex that will eventually provide about 150 units affordable housing.]

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Solid Ground Celebrates Additional Housing at Sand Point Campus

Walsh Construction Co. was honored to work with Seattle nonprofit developer Solid Ground on the successful completion of their new housing at the Sand Point Housing Campus. On Wednesday, May 21st, community leaders and supporters gathered at Solid Ground’s Sand Point campus to dedicate their two newest buildings of 175 units of housing for formerly homeless people and to celebrate 40+ years of action, innovation, and partnership in King County.

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WALSH Quality: Liquid Applied Air Barrier Product Demonstration

WALSH Quality proactively seeks out new technologies and materials to learn more about material chemistry and physical properties, expected performance, compatibilities and installation parameters. The more WALSH can understand about new and developing technologies and materials before they are integrated into specifications, the better our people can respond to, and provide, these advances to our clients and our projects.

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Success With Easton Ridge Resident Job Training Program

Julie (left) and Eduardo (right) worked on the Easton Ridge Redevelopment Project in Happy Valley. Walsh Construction Co., in partnership with the Clackamas County Housing Authority and Community Solutions for Clackamas County, hired 13 low-income residents for this job training program. Participants were referred to the program and are receiving valuable on-the-job training in the construction industry that will lead to regular long-term employment. Five of the participants have already been hired in the industry full-time.

Greenbridge Wins Center for Active Design Excellence Award

Greenbridge Master Plan, King County, Washington

“From the outset Greenbridge sought the input of its community with early design meetings conducted in six different languages to reflect its diverse residents. This inclusive process has resulted in a vibrant, art-filled neighborhood that connects its residents through play, gardening, walkable and bikable streets. This project will change lives,” said Joanna Frank, Executive Director, Center for Active Design.

 

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WALSH Take Your Child to Work Day

The sons and daughters of Walsh Construction Co. employees learned about the construction industry Thursday with their participation in the company’s Take Your Child to Work Day. At the firm’s office in Southwest Portland, kids learned about estimating, job safety, and heavy equipment before building their own birdhouses.

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