Oleson Woods Apartments is a 32-unit affordable housing development and is a model for creating a supportive environment wherein both residents and natural systems can thrive.
For the residents, Oleson Woods offers stable housing at low rents, services from CPAH and partner agencies, ideal transit access, and proximity to over 18,000 jobs. For the natural environment, Oleson Woods has maintained significant natural resources on-site - preserving and protecting a wetland on the property, continuing to provide wildlife habitat, and minimizing disturbances to the tree canopy. More than a dozen trees over two feet in diameter were preserved.
CPAH has demonstrated effective use of green building and sustainability practices in its prior projects. Oleson Woods contains a number of durable, environmentally sound and energy efficient features including: compact fluorescent lighting, cement fiberboard siding, Energy Star appliances, natural gas turbonics heating and hot water, low-VOC paint and fly-ash concrete.
As at CPAH's other projects, Oleson Woods has a 1,500 square foot community center equipped with a small manager’s office, computer lab with high speed internet access, meeting room, kitchen, bathrooms, coin-operated laundry, and storage. Site amenities include a play structure, half court basketball area, and a walking trail loop with benches.