Development


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Portland’s One-of-a-Kind Affordable Housing Unit

A new apartment complex specifically designed to help Portland’s Native American population find affordable housing has just been completed in the Cully neighborhood. The building features studio, one, two and three bedroom options and has been titled Nesika Illahee, which translates to “Our Place” in the Chinook language. Nesika Illahee’s exterior adorns…

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Portland’s Residential Infill Project

You may have heard that the City of Portland is considering making changes to zoning regulations to allow for more homes to be built on lots in nearly all Portland neighborhoods. Here we take a look at what is being proposed and why: As with many zoning practices nationwide, the current zoning…

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Introducing Origami: Sustainable, Modern Rowhomes

Twelve sustainable modern townhomes dot the skyline on N Vancouver Avenue in the beautiful Piedmont neighborhood. The homes have a streamlined design aesthetic and are built with craftsmanship — a balance of artistry and functionality. Design Forward Living Award-winning architect Ben Waechter of Waechter Architecture designed the rowhomes to feel individual but…

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Affordable Housing Breaks Ground in Lloyd District

The City of Portland’s largest affordable housing project in 50 years broke ground in the Lloyd District last month. The 12-story building is going up along NE Grand Avenue between NE Hassalo and NE Holladay streets and will have 240 apartment units (a mix of studios, 1-bedrooms and 2-bedrooms) with ground-floor commercial…

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ADU Summit Coming to Portland

The 2017 Build Small Live Large ADU Summit is coming to Portland this weekend! The Build Small Live Large Summit is a three day event that includes tiny house and ADU tours, workshops on building your own ADU, and speakers on everything from financing to design, to helping the homeless. Sign up…

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Retired Ferry To Become Floating Hotel in NW Portland

Owners of The Society Hotel in Old Town have applied for permits to begin development on a floating hotel in NW Portland. The ambitious plan includes converting a retired 1960s ferry into a hotel, spa, restaurant, and farmers’ market. Jonathan Cohen from The Society Hotel purchased the ferry at auction for $300,000 earlier…

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