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Seven Black Tacoma artists selected to create new works at Hilltop site

TACOMA, WA — Seven Black artists from Tacoma have been selected to help activate a block along Martin Luther King Jr. Way and South 11th Street in Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood. Forterra and Fab-5 partnered on the call for artists. “Historic Hilltop residents are coming together to reclaim this site, which ...
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30-Acre Land Purchase to Benefit Roslyn Community

ROSLYN, WA — Forterra, a Washington-based nonprofit, will purchase a 30-acre property in Roslyn and explore developing the property for attainable housing, park and wetland space, community parking, and/or other uses. An affiliate of the organization intends to close on the property in November 2020 and begin dialogue with the ...
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Forterra Receives $2.5 Million Award to Prototype Modular Cross Laminated Timber for Attainable Housing

WASHINGTON – Enterprise Community Partners (Enterprise) and Wells Fargo named Forterra one of the six winners of the Housing Affordability Breakthrough Challenge, a nationwide competition that began in January 2020 to find the most innovative and scalable solutions to increase housing affordability across the U.S. The six winning organizations will ...
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Town of Darrington Announces New Wood Innovation Center

DARRINGTON, WA – The Town of Darrington today announced plans to develop the Darrington Wood Innovation Center, a campus that will house and attract new wood fiber-based innovation and manufacturing companies. The Center will include companies building or manufacturing mass timber, cross laminated timber (CLT) and modular housing. “Darrington has deep ...
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Forterra recognized in new Forbes opportunity zones list

SEATTLE, WA – Forbes named Washington state nonprofit, Forterra, one of the top 20 organizations nationwide committed to achieving equitable and sustainable economic growth in key opportunity zones. Forbes’ published the top 20 list on December 12 in partnership with the Sorenson Impact Center. The list recognizes 10 investors and ...
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Forterra partners with The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group to Preserve Habitat for Salmon and Orca in Kitsap County

SEATTLE, WA – The Hood Canal Salmon Enhancement Group and Forterra, with funding from state and federal grant sources as well as from a private loan, recently protected the 297-acre Lower Big Beef Creek property near Seabeck, preserving its salmon spawning and rearing habitat critical to recovery efforts in Hood ...
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