Friday, March 1, 2013

High Point Commons Park P-Patch

High Point Commons Park P-Patch February 2013

The shed at the High Point Commons Park P-Patch February 2013

High Point Commons Park P-Patch February 2013

High Point Commons Park P-Patch February 2013

High Point Commons Park P-Patch February 2013

The High Point Commons Park P-Patch is located in the High Point development at SW Graham Street & 32nd Avenue SW.  It is a small & fairly new community garden.  High Point redevelopment began in 2006. High Point Commons Park is the largest open space in the development.  The p-patch is located at the north end along SW Graham Street.  Unlike the other p-patches I have visited, there is no information about it at the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods website, although it is listed as a public housing site with priority given to residents.  A young woman walking her dog nearby told me that I should see the p-patch during the summer. She described its bounty.  I said it looked good in winter.  She said she & her mother had a plot there.  High Point is a mixed-income community with approximately 1,600 housing units, about half of them low-income rentals owned by the Seattle Housing Authority. The other half are single family homes, condominiums & town homes sold to private owners.  As of February 2013 private homes are still being built.   

2 comments:

Alistair said...

Hi Jordan, just a sight which I would expect to see here in Aberdeen. Have you now moved in to your new home?

Jordan Jackson said...

They just finished digging for the foundation of the new house at Rainier Vista. It won't be completed until October. But the old house is for sale. I may have to live in an apartment for awhile.