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The Housing Works complex, located off of Peters Road in Prineville, held a grand opening Wednesday, July 27

PHOTO BY JASON CHANEY - Housing Works Director, David Brandt adddresses the crowd at the complex's grand opening Wednesday afternoon.Housing Works held a grand opening Wednesday celebrating the completion of Barnes Butte Vista, a 44-unit affordable housing apartment community designed to support working families and individuals living in Prineville.

The event featured speakers that included government officials and partners involved in bringing the development to fruition.

The development is located adjacent to the Barnes Butte Recreational Area on Peters Road and features two- and three-bedroom townhomes. The homes are designed for active families and feature efficient, open floorplans and outdoor living space.

PHOTO BY JASON CHANEY - The Barnes Butte Vista units await new tenants in the near future.  The development is located adjacent to the Barnes Butte Recreational area on Peters Road, and features two and three bedroom townhouses.Housing Works has owned the 9.46-acre site since 2008 and as part of the development, donated 5.14 acres of the eastern portion of the property to the city of Prineville to add to the existing Barnes Butte park system.

Barnes Butte Vista features efficiency measures such as extra insulation, high performance windows, ductless mini-split heating and cooling, LED lighting and energy star rated appliances. Designed by Doug Circosta Architecture and built by RH Construction, the development is designed to complement the existing neighborhood. Funding for the development was provided by Oregon Housing and Community Services, Energy Trust EPS Energy Program and loans from Washington Federal and Housing Works.

Housing Works, the project developer, is the regional housing authority for the three Central Oregon counties and has built or acquired more than 1,200 affordable rental housing units since its founding in 1977.

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