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Clearwater Commons is the first low-impact development of its kind in Snohomish County. Five units of 16 have been built with energy efficient materials and techniques such as pin-pier foundations, tight building envelope and advanced framing. Overall site layout is designed to maintain natural groundwater flow and rehabilitate surrounding wetlands. Situated on 7.5 acres on the newly restored North Creek, Clearwater Commons is an active community of families, artists, conservationists, gardeners and more sharing in the benefits of living in a rural setting close to Seattle, Everett and the Eastside.
E04 Clearwater Commons

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Bothell, WA 98012

Clearwater Commons

Clearwater Commons is the first low-impact development of its kind in Snohomish County. Five units of 16 have been built with energy efficient materials and techniques such as pin-pier foundations, tight building envelope and advanced framing. Overall site layout is designed to maintain natural groundwater flow and rehabilitate surrounding wetlands. Situated on 7.5 acres on the newly restored North Creek, Clearwater Commons is an active community of families, artists, conservationists, gardeners and more sharing in the benefits of living in a rural setting close to Seattle, Everett and the Eastside.

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A unique community, Clearwater Commons offers delights of country living without leaving the greater Seattle area.

Community members are welcome to share a spacious workshop, a storage building, restoration projects, garden harvests, fires by the creek and the occasional backporch BBQ.

  • A significant streamside restoration project used the latest techniques in joint flood plain management and salmon enhancement. The salmon have returned!
  • The property is a zero discharge low impact development including pervious pavement, bioswales, raingardens, green roofs, and pin-pile relaxingfoundations.
  • Homes include many green features including advance framing, passive solar, heat recovery ventilators, rain screens, rain gardens, and pervious paths. New construction can focus on these features or any other.
  • One of the first certified passive houses in the state, the “Mini-B” was built by community college students, is now our guest house and is open for tours.
  • There is solar hot water and solar PV on site together with an adjacent school and green home remodel of an old farmhouse.

 

Clearwater Commons' involvement on the Northwest Green Home Tour is sponsored in part by Terry Phelan at Living Shelter Design

 

Tour Workshops

Native Plant Tour - 11:30am

Sustainable Choices that Save Money - 1:00pm

Assembly of Solar Panel - 3:00pm

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Clearwater Commons Solar Hot Water (Thermal)
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