White Center Community HUB
A place of learning, sharing, and quality homes for working families. A place created by and for White Center, where efforts to create a more resilient community are centered. The White Center Community HUB will create a place of “Hope, Unity, and Belonging,” where working families can find affordable housing along with essential services that nurture their stability and create greater opportunity.
CONSULTANT REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS (RFQ)
Architectural Consultant Services for the White Center HUB
The White Center Community Development Association (WCCDA), in partnership with Capitol Hill Housing (CHH), invites architects licensed in Washington State to submit their qualifications to provide architectural services for a mixed-use commercial and affordable residential project in the White Center area of unincorporated King County. The project will be built on traditionally Duwamish land and the project team strongly encourages responses from design firms with ownership or principal staff that represent Native American communities and/or communities of color. Firms with experience designing projects that incorporate elements of Native American design are also strongly encouraged to respond.
Due: 4:00 PM Friday, February 14th, 2020
Vision Statement (Draft)
“White Center cultivates economic and ethnic diversity in our neighborhoods, the health and well being of our entire community, is welcoming to everyone, and is recognized as an exceptional place to live, work, go to school, and raise our families”
Mission Statement (Draft)
“Provide diverse community perspective and input on designing a Family Resource Center and Affordable Housing at the former Public Health building/WC Food Bank site, and identify long term housing needs for White Center”
White Center Neighborhood Advisory Council Scope of Work
White Center Neighborhood Advisory Council Community Development Values (Draft)
DRAFT: Based on notes from conversations during past four meetings.
All White Center community members deserve access to affordable housing, great parks and other open space, family-wage jobs, a thriving, safe business district, effective schools welcoming to all families, and a transportation system that greets them where they live and takes them where they need to go.
All development should enhance our natural capacities through strong resilient neighborhoods, characterized by healthy homes, environmentally-restorative, community-oriented development, clean air, water and land, and promotion of our local economy, its businesses, goods, and services.
Community, ethically diverse members are the best experts to consult when it comes to our community needs, challenges, and opportunities.
DIVERSE, EXPANDING ECONOMY
Thriving local economies must have inclusive pathways to prosperity with a broad variety of opportunities for people of all ages to secure their livelihood here in the community whenever possible.