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League of California Cities - 2009 - Helen Putnam Award
The efforts of several public/private partnerships helped overcome significant challenges and gained LEED platinum certification for Vista Dunes - the nation's largest multi-family affordable housing project to receive such a distinction.
Today, Vista Dunes is the national's largest multi-family affordable workforce housing project to received LEED platinum certification in the LEED for Homes program. It stands as a testament to what can be achieved through public/private partnerships in terms of sustainable, affordable workforce housing that contributes to neighborhood vitality. The development process was arduous and fraught with challenges to overcome; the development team was working with new green technologies and products. For that reason, Vista Dunes is a best practice model that other communities can learn from and replicate.