PROJECT: Douglas Fir Apartments
LOCATION: 6485 S.E. 128th Ave., Portland
SIZE: 15 units with parking
COST: not provided
START DATE: March 2021
END DATE: not provided
OWNER: Luke-Dorf Inc. – Will Allen working with Housing Development Center
ARCHITECT: Scott | Edwards Architecture
CONTRACTOR: to be determined
KEY SUBCONTRACTORS: ABHT Structural Engineers, Evans Engineering and Consulting LLC, Janet Turner Engineering, MEP Consulting LLC, Shapiro Didway
SIGNIFICANCE OF PROJECT: Plans call for 15 residential units, plus five tuck-under parking spaces. The main floor will hold an office, restrooms, laundry space, bike storage, trash receptacles and three units (two studios and one one-bedroom). The second and third floors will each have six units (four studios and two one-bedrooms). All units will be affordable for people between 60 percent and 80 percent area median income (AMI), and serve veterans, Native Americans and low-income individuals who are homeless and/or diagnosed with persistent mental health issues. The project was awarded $1.2 million in combined funding from Oregon Housing and Community Services. An Earth Advantage Multifamily gold rating will be sought.
Luke-Dorf is a nonprofit community mental health agency. It serves more than 800 adults diagnosed with mental illness across 35 locations in the Portland-metro area. The comprehensive support system includes outpatient clinics, group homes, semi-independent housing, and homeless outreach and peer-delivered programs.
Title: Building Block: Douglas Fir Apartments
Author: DJC Staff
Date: September 3, 2020