Ninebark, a 246-unit residential community, held its grand opening in October
A Pacific Northwest developer and placemaker is celebrating the completion of Ninebark, a 246-unit residential community along the picturesque Columbia River waterfront in Washougal.
Killian Pacific envisioned a project that aims to provide top of the market housing options in Southwest Washington, while addressing the region’s challenges regarding housing affordability and workforce diversity.
Killian Pacific voluntarily designated 10 percent of the homes — 24 in this community — as affordable. Residents in those units make 80 percent or less than the median family income. Monthly housing expenses will not exceed 30 percent of the residents’ monthly income. Killian Pacific followed the same certification process as the Vancouver Housing Authority to ensure units were offered to those who need it most, according to a press release announcing Ninebark’s grand opening. In addition, all utilities are included for those residents.
“We understand the steep challenges our region faces regarding housing affordability,” said Michi Slick, principal of development for Killian Pacific. “We felt compelled to be part of the solution and explore a new model where market rate can be both financially viable and a catalyst for good.”
All 24 of those units, ranging from studio to 3-bedrooms, are currently leased.
Killian Pacific also awarded 27 percent of its construction costs for Ninebark — more than $12.6 million — to minority- and women-owned businesses. More than 50 percent of journeymen and apprenticeship hours were done by individuals who identify as women and/or a minority.
Ninebark is located at 600 South Marina Way on nearly nine acres between Camas and Washougal. It features eight residential buildings with a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. An amenity building called Riverside Retreat includes a fully stocked gear shed for residents, which includes standup paddleboards, kayaks, and more. There is also a living room and a fitness center.
Ninebark has expansive views of the Columbia River. Killian Pacific also built a 1-acre public space called Eagle View Park that lines the property’s edge to the river. There is a 6,400 square-foot pollinator garden, with on-site beehives managed by urban beekeeping company Alveole.
“We are dedicated to creating inclusive and enduring places that will pave a positive legacy for future generations,” Slick said. “Our hope is to inspire others in the industry to join us in reshaping the way we envision and build communities.”
Ninebark was completed in August, and the property management partner, CloudTen Residential, held a grand opening event, along with residents, on Oct. 12.
For more information on Ninebark, visit: https://liveatninebark.com/
Killian Pacific, founded in 1971, owns, manages and develops communities in Washington and Oregon.
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