Timber Ridge

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Affordable housing, Sustainable development


A development of Community Development Partners (CDP) and the Northeast Oregon Housing Authority (NEOHA), the Timber Ridge project will address the community’s need for high-quality, affordable housing. In partnership with EngAGE NW, a leading organization in intergenerational programming, the project also aspires to support a community for all ages and an inter-cultural community. The project aims to be a hub for residents and the wider La Grande community through the provision of classroom and meeting spaces for a wide variety of programming and developing outdoor park and recreation amenities in a region of the city remote from most community resources. In addition, tapping into the natural landscape and ecology of the region and the employment of a trauma-informed design lens, both acted as a framework to guide the research, design, and development process of the project.

As an initiative of the Center for Public Interest Design (CPID), this report aims to support and inform the development of this intergenerational, affordable housing community. The role of the CPID is to identify community assets using the ABCD model, conduct community outreach and engagement, and provide design and programming recommendations based on the outreach process. The desired outcome of this work is to encourage a more robust community building strategy and provide a more sustainable, community-oriented approach to design and programming, while leveraging the already existing infrastructure and assets in the La Grande community.


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  • Northeast Oregon Housing Authority (NEOHA)
  • Community Development Partners (CDP)
  • EngAGE NW
  • Ink:Built Architecture
  • Studio Wild Landscape Architecture
  • EOU Head Start

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