When Vulcan’s new mixed-use housing development debuts in 2020, the Central Area community will gain residents beyond just the ones living inside the project’s 532 units.

Along a 390-foot pedestrian corridor within the project – connecting South King Street to South Jackson Street – passersby will notice a pollinator garden. Built to create habitat to support native pollinators including bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds, and others, the garden will support nesting, and provide flowers for gathering nectar and pollen. 

Diverse plant species were selected for their overlapping bloom periods. The result will be a rotating display of colors and textures throughout the year. Other points of discovery will include hummingbird feeders and little libraries. Not only will this “pollinator pathway” create a sensory-rich experience for the community, but it’ll also bring habitat back into the urban fabric.

Another example of Vulcan’s commitment to the environment will be less visible – but equally important.

Through the use of bioretention planters and water-efficient irrigation, Vulcan is ensuring that stormwater collected from 80 percent of the project’s footprint will be filtered before being whisked into our public storm drain (and into the watershed). 

Once completed, the project’s stormwater system will manage an estimated 653,600 gallons of rainwater each year – or roughly the amount needed to fill an Olympic-size swimming pool – ensuring that rainwater that would otherwise go untreated is filtered more naturally through plant material and soil. These features contributed to the 23rd+Jackson project earning Salmon-Safe certification.

Earlier this year, Vulcan was honored as the world’s first Salmon-Safe accredited developer for its commitment to protecting salmon habitat and water quality in projects across the Puget Sound region.

Interested in learning more about Vulcan’s partnership with Salmon-Safe? Visit vulcansalmonsafe.com.