Grand Ronde Elders Housing Community

Client: The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
Location: Grand Ronde, Oregon
Completion Date: Summer 2000
This 29-acre development consists of 30 units of Elders' housing, including single family homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and an assisted care facility. The Elders of the Grand Ronde Tribe envisioned a landscape that reminded them of the days before termination. This site had once been used for a commercial Christmas tree farm, and many of the trees were relocated to provide shade for the residents.
The landscape design preserves the sense of openness of the site, while instilling a sense of pride and ownership with the tribal elder residents. Community and individual gardens enhance the sense of tribal community with the use of native plants, especially those that continue to provide valuable food sources for the tribes.
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (Aug 2000)
Landscape Architect: McCormack Landscape Architecture
Architect: Bruce Sternberg