Stillaguamish Village Design
The overall vision for the Stillaguamish Village is to incorporate a Tribal residential community within a healthy forest community that provides wildlife habitat and encourages cultural use over many generations. Herrera is leading an interdisciplinary team to plan, permit, and design such a place. Located on trust land outside the town of Arlington and next to the Stillaguamish River, the village will be a new home for the Tribe. Site design is based on cultural and ecological principles to support the Tribe’s cultural vitality while protecting and enhancing the forest and nearby river. The village may have up to 40 units of single- and multi-family housing, cultural buildings, trails, open space, and ceremonial facilities. Plans include ultra-energy efficient homes, green stormwater infrastructure, onsite wastewater management, and clustered development to maintain intact natural areas and wildlife corridors. Construction will start in 2019.