Hamilton Center News

Hamilton Center, a new neighborhood out of the floodway.

The town of Hamilton today.
Courtesy of Laurel Ramseyer

A new chapter for a historic town

Forterra is pleased to present the Master Plan for the new neighborhood. This community-driven design took into consideration community conversations, survey and mailer feedback, and seven public meeting discussions. The Hamilton Town Council voted to approve the Master Plan at their February 9, 2021 meeting. The quality of this Master Plan surpassed our hopes of what community-driven design could produce. With two years of community engagement and an architect team that listened intently, this new neighborhood design positions the Hamilton community to grow with the ecology and history of the town.

Hamilton town center Master Plan, Forterra

View the Master Plan

The vision for Hamilton Center is a net-zero rural village development with high-quality housing options at a price within reach of Hamilton’s residents. Visit this page for up-to-date details on meeting dates, meeting links, and project resources.

For more information contact Director of Community Development, Susan Melrose at smelrose@forterra.org or (206) 204-8064.


November 2020 news: Draft Master Plan meeting #2

Meeting 2: Draft Master Plan presentation. During this presentation, you will see the various aspects of the new neighborhood, how the community will flow, and get a sense of the types of sub-neighborhoods. A community discussion will follow (view event details). 


September 2020 news: Watch the Master Plan presentation and offer feedback

The architect’s 30-minute presentation can be found here. Tell Forterra what you liked, what didn’t work, what we missed by contacting Senior Project Manager Susan Melrose at smelrose@forterra.org or (206) 204-8064.


August 2020 news: Help us plan the new neighborhood

Developing a Master Plan is the next step in designing this new neighborhood, and we invite you to help shape the plan. A “Master Plan” is a conceptual layout document and will be an illustrated overview of the new community.

Meeting 1: Meet the architects, presentation about community design, and community sharing.

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