Maximizing social and environmental equity and community self-determination.
the health of our environment and communities are naturally interconnected
serving the needs and values of those who live here
Working collaboratively with Hamilton, Forterra has purchased a 48-acre upland parcel, to build a sustainable, community-driven development that moves people out of the floodplain and enables restoration of the Skagit River – key to threatened Chinook salmon and orca populations. The design embodies sustainability and honors the town’s rich history, culture, natural assets and can serve as a model for climate adaptation.
The Roslyn Downtown Association reached out to Forterra about an opportunity to purchase the closed #4 Mine, untouched since the ‘70s, for its potential to support affordable housing, community green space and wetlands conservation. Forterra is working with the community to explore Roslyn’s vision for sustainable and affordable housing that protects and celebrates its land and history.
The Abu Bakr Islamic Center turned to Forterra for help in buying an old motel across from their mosque – seeing the opportunity for an inclusive development in Tukwila. Through its Strong Communities Fund I, Forterra purchased the property and is now working in partnership with Abu Bakr on a cooperative, community-driven development that will establish affordable housing and an International Market in Tukwila.