Tacoma, Wa.-based developer Green Harbor Communities has broken ground on its first community, a development of affordable, sustainable homes reserved for households earning $75,000 or less, The News Tribune reports.

The 30-acre property will include 22 acres of preserved wetlands, with 50 to 70 new homes on the remaining land. In order to be eligible to purchase a home at The Preserve, the household must meet the income requirements and work within 15 miles of the community. Offerings will range from two bedroom, 950-square foot homes for $230,000-$240,000 to three-bedroom, 1,250-square foot homes for $250,000-$265,000.

The developers plan to have a 70 percent tree canopy, manage storm water on site and create “Learning Labs” and walking trails within the wetlands, according to its promotional material.

They also have the goal of becoming the first privately developed housing community in Tacoma to meet the LEED-Platinum standards for energy conservation and sustainabillity and would become the first LEED-Platinum certified housing community of single-family detached homes in the city.

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