High Point


High Point is the largest and newest of Seattle Housing Authority’s three HOPE VI family housing revitalization projects. The homes were originally designed to house defense workers during World War II and had since fallen into disrepair. Years of thoughtful planning and construction came to fruition as residents moved back into their new homes, and the dream of reconnecting the High Point neighborhood with the rest of West Seattle became a reality. The $160-million-dollar plan created a mixed-income community of 1,700 units of rental and for-sale housing. This project was among ten winners of the Urban Land Institute’s 2007 Awards for Excellence: The Americas Competition, and received national recognition as America’s Top Urban Places for 2007 from the Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence.