The Vantage Glen manufactured home community (MHC) in Renton, Washington is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month, as rentonreporter tells MHProNews, with some of the original residents in attendance.
Developed and still managed by the King County Housing Authority (KCHA), at the time the award-winning 164-home site MHC was considered innovative with its carports and gardens, and was founded in response to the closing of a nearby mobile home community that displaced its residents. The property was purchased from the Burlington Northern railroad for $750,000.
KCHA Deputy Director Dan Watson, then development manager for the housing authority, and Snohomish County Housing Authority Executive Director Bob Davis, who was the authority’s development specialist at the time, created the community.
“Dan and Bob had a vision of a community but only all of you could create it,” said KCHA Executive Director Stephen Norman to the 115 homeowners who attended the celebration on March 14. “Their efforts provided the soil in which you could grow your community. What brings us all together is community – sharing with your neighbors, living with your neighbors, helping your neighbors.” ##
(Photo credit:MHVillage–Vantage Glen manufactured home community)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.)