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Affordable Rental Housing Planned In August, OPAL purchased 3.8 acres of land in Eastsound for April’s Grove, The property is located on North Beach Road, directly across the street from Children’s House. Plans include 45 rental townhouses that are affordable for individuals and families whose incomes range from $12,000 to $70,000 per year. The […]
Latest House Arrives from Lake Union OPAL’s eleventh “recycled house” arrived on island August 17th. Previously, it was located on Lake Union in Seattle, where Peter Erickson and Brigitte Bertschi raised their family. After learning about OPAL’s history of relocating houses, they decided to donate their much-loved home, along with funding to help pay for […]
September 2013 – On September 26, OPAL moved a house from Belfair, WA to Seaview Street. The two-bedroom house is situated on property acquired earlier in the year. This is the first house moved by OPAL from an off-island location.
April 2013 – On April 11, OPAL moved a 2-bedroom house from its location on Main Street, just east of Washington Federal Bank, to Oberon Lane. In recent years the building served as a vacation rental, an attorney’s office, a hot tub sales store and as the home of Shearwater Kayaks. In its new location, […]
November 2012 – Utilizing grant funding from the Washington State Housing Trust Fund, OPAL purchased a 1,400 sq. ft. three-bedroom home on Hemlock Street in Eastsound. OPAL will implement modest repairs to the house and offer it for sale at a price of $180,000 early in 2013.
November 2011 – The latest updates on three houses recently moved to Oberon Meadow in Eastsound: The Baker House, moved to Oberon Meadow in February, is lowered onto its new foundation. The Henigson House, moved to a storage site in August is moved to its new location at Oberon Meadow. The Greer-Solien House departs Obstruction […]
August 11, 2011 – Bob and Phyllis Henigson donated a 1,000 sq. ft. residence to OPAL and OPAL hired Nickel Bros. House Movers to move the building to Eastsound in the early morning hours of August 11th. The house is pictured squeezing through a very tight spot on Deer Harbor Road. The building, which served […]
February 1, 2011 – OPAL Community Land Trust accepted an unprecedented gift: a two-story, two-bedroom, one-bath house on a one-acre parcel of land in Eastsound, owned and generously donated by Philip Rife, who has lived on the property for 11 years. Rife, 65, is moving to a retirement community on the mainland. “I have been […]
December 2010 – Building construction is complete at Wild Rose Meadow in Eastsound. All 32 new homes in the Wild Rose Meadow neighborhood are finished. Work on the landscaping and final site details will continue into the early part of 2011.