Northwest Landing

Location: 

Dupont, Washington

Northwest Landing, a 3,000 acre (1,215 ha) community some 50 miles (80 km) south of Seattle, Washington, is exemplary of the capacity for sound planning to integrate diverse land uses into a cohesive pedestrian environment.  Situated halfway between Tacoma and Olympia on the I-5 highway corridor, the project conjoins a blend of residential, office and commercial, industrial, open space, and civic land uses.  Northwest Landing puts industrial and office buildings within walking or biking distance of most homes.  Automobile dependence is thus reduced on-site, with a park-and-ride facility providing commuter bus service to Tacoma and Seattle.

The design of the streets and houses at Northwest Landing encourage walking and pay tribute to the historic town of Dupont.  Streets are narrow to slow traffic and make crossing easier, while front porches promote dialogue between neighbors and promote a lively street life. Additionally, housing types reflect the distinct northwest cottage style and complement contextual urbanism, such as Dupont’s charming tree-lined streets or its distinctive Craftsman-style architecture. Well-known companies like Intel and State Farm anchor a large employment base in the community and underscore the site’s high quality of life.  An increasing number of small retailers are moving into shopping districts, and a downtown area is planned for when the community is large enough to support it.

On completion, Northwest Landing will include homes for approximately 12,100 people and jobs for over 20,000 people. 

Northwest Landing Master Plan
A cohesive bicycle network provides safe access throughout the plan
Neighborhood retail at Northwest Landing
Northwest Landing included a large employment base with several major employers
A sample green court at Northwest Landing
Site Plan

Project Summary

    

Client: 

Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, Washington

Type: 

Master Plan

Program: 

3,000 acres (1,215 ha) | 4,000 DUs | Planned 20,000 jobs