Laurelhurst Community Club†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

Serving 2800 Households in Seattleís Laurelhurst Neighborhood



June 18, 2003




Seattle Housing Authority

PO Box 19028

120 Sixth Ave North

Seattle, Washington 98109-1028


Re:Letter of Reference for Intracorp


To Whom It May Concern:


††††††††††† The Laurelhurst Community Club (LCC) Board of Trustees is pleased to provide this letter of reference for Intracorp.LCC participated in the environmental and design review processes for the development of Intracorpís successful Blakeley Commons condominium project.We have also worked with Intracorp in the creation of Blakeley Crescent Park.


During the planning phase of Blakeley Commons, Karen Anderson-Bittenbender and others from Intracorp worked extensively with Laurelhurst and other neighborhoods to address traffic, pedestrian safety and design issues.In response to community concerns, Intracorp prepared a supplemental traffic analysis, reduced the bulk and scale of the project and made many changes to the proposal.Intracorp worked cooperatively with impacted communities, the Cityís Department of Design, Construction and Land Use, the Design Review Board and the Seattle Parks Department.


Intracorpís Blakeley Commons project received the Livable Future Endorsement from 1000 Friends of Washington.This endorsement is reserved for projects that are truly exemplary, development that can withstand the test of time, be repeated in the future and serve as examples for future development.LCC commends Intracorp for its voluntary compliance with the energy reduction guidelines in the Cityís Built Smart program.Intracorp installed highly efficient water heaters, state-of-the-art florescent lighting fixtures that use 75 percent less electricity than conventional lighting, installed more insulation than required by the energy code, double-paned windows, etc.


At its June 2001 annual neighborhood meeting, LCC honored Ms. Anderson-Bittenbender and Intracorp for its efforts in responding to the concerns of our community about the Blakeley Commons project and for its commitment to the environment and to the creation of Blakeley Crescent Park.


Intracorp has made a substantial contribution of design and engineering services to Blakeley Crescent Park.Phase 2 of this project has recently gone out to bid.The project will transform a neglected two-block long right-of-way into a neighborhood park that will provide a wonderful amenity to surrounding communities and users of the Burke-Gilman Trail, address the lack of open space and park area in northeast Seattle and calm traffic in this congested area.Intracorp has far exceeded its $50,000 contribution of inkind services to the project.The project would not have been possible without the support and commitment of Intracorp.


The Laurelhurst Community Club Board of Trustees is pleased to recommend Intracorp for the Seattle Housing Authority High Point Hope VI project in West Seattle.



Jeannie Hale, President

3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE

Seattle, Washington98105

206-525-5135 / fax 206-525-9631