After nearly three years of planning, Taltree ecoVillage by YS Development is gaining a little steam. Located in Redmond, Washington — not more than a bike ride from the company Bill Gates co-founded — Taltree includes a collection of nine modern, green homes built to the highest green building and energy efficiency standards.
Taltree is part of Redmond's Innovative Housing Demonstration Program, which aims in part to increase high-quality housing supply in the community while still remaining consistent with existing single-family developments. Taltree would require zoning changes to allow for increased density, reduced setbacks, tree preservation, etc.
To date, four of the nine homes are reserved, and future homeowners for the other five will have the chance to work with YS Development to finalize layout, configuration, and finish details for both the home and the ecoVillage.
Assuming all goes as planned, YS Development plans to break ground in about nine months and complete all the homes in 20 months. Taltree will also have a community house, underground parking, walking paths, community gardens, and native landscaping.
Rendering credits: YS Development.