At the redeveloped High Point, residents can take advantage of a number of services, and the revitalized neighborhood includes a new neighborhood center, a public library, health clinic and extensive parks and open spaces.
Operated by the City of Seattle, the High Point Community Center was renovated in 2004, and features nearly 20,000 square feet of space for cultural activities, arts and crafts, childcare, summer camps and senior programs. It also provides space for community events and meetings.
Funded by a partnership between Seattle Housing Authority and Neighborhood House, the new High Point Neighborhood Center was completed in 2009. It is a community gathering place and environmental learning center that is home to a family center, a teen center, Head Start programs, youth tutoring and enhancement programs, Seattle Housing Authority’s Job Connection program, and a variety of neighborhood associations.
The mission of Neighborhood House is to help diverse communities of people with limited resources attain their goals for health, self-sufficiency, financial independence and community building. They provide health, education, employment, family and social services in the High Point neighborhood in support of their mission.
Seattle Public Library branch
The High Point Branch of the Seattle Public Library opened in 2004, and features more than 27,000 books and magazines in more than 7,200 square feet of space. Patrons can make use of computers and meeting rooms, and bilingual staff are available to answer questions.
Medical & Dental Clinic
Puget Sound Neighborhood Health Centers operates the High Point Medical & Dental Clinic. The Clinic offers a range of primary health care services for men, women and children. Dental services are offered for children age 19 and younger, with a limited number of adult patients accepted by referral.
Community partnerships and The Partnership for High Point's Future were formed to advise Seattle Housing Authority on the redevelopment of High Point. This innovative community coalition included West Seattle civic leaders, neighborhood groups, High Point residents, City of Seattle officials and Seattle Housing Authority representatives.
Redevelopment has also involved many partnerships with the public sector, including the City of Seattle and Washington State, as well as private investors and lenders, local employers, foundations, faith-based service organizations, community and supportive service providers, and non-profit housing providers.
Some of the partners that offered invaluable help in creating the redevelopment plan are the High Point Community Council, Sunrise Heights Neighborhood Association, Morgan Junction Community Association, Delridge & Southwest District Council, High Point Neighbors, Highland Park Action Committee, West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, and West Seattle Kiwanis.