Community Environments

Emerald City Commons

An inspiring model for building community

Developed by Mercy Housing in partnership with Urban Impact, Emerald City Commons is designed to support the needs of low-income families without compromising on quality or function. With a special focus on families with children, the residential units were thoughtfully arranged so that the larger, three-bedroom units extend out from the building to provide natural ventilation and 180-degree views for parents to watch their children playing in the outdoor public spaces.

In considering the needs of these families, MG2’s design incorporated a range of cost-efficient green features such as low-VOC paints and finish materials that reduce allergens. Secured parking and entries, a fitness center, a computer center, and a large common area for social and enrichment programs foster a sense of support, health, and family that create a true community.