The Garlington Place Apartments opened in April with 52 affordable housing units available to veterans,
health clinic clients and people making less than 60 percent of the median family income.


A host of elected officials and other dignitaries gathered on Friday to dedicate the new Garlington Center campus in Northeast Portland.

The 52-unit Garlington Place Apartments opened in April to 100 percent occupancy and a long waiting list. But completion last month of the accompanying Garlington Health Center marked the end of the project, which was developed by Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and built by general contractor Colas ConstructionScott | Edwards Architecture was the designer.

The campus occupies a 1.5-acre parcel on Northeast Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard between Northeast Morris and Monroe streets, in the Eliot neighborhood. The health clinic offers services for behavioral health, mental health and addiction treatment, primary care and wellness all in one location. The apartments are intended to serve specific tenants: 10 units are reserved for veterans, 10 more are reserved for health clinic clients in critical need, and the remaining 32 are affordable for people incomes less than 60 percent of the median family income for the Portland region.

Combined, the two buildings have 67,000 square feet.

A host of Portland artists have their work featured prominently at various spots throughout the campus. From framed paintings and exterior murals to a host of metal sculptures, artists including Arvie Smith, Jeremy Okai-Davis, Hilary Pfeifer and others have left an indelible impression on the grounds.

The campus is named for the Rev. John W. Garlington Jr., who moved to Portland with his family from Buffalo, N.Y., in 1976 to be the pastor of Maranatha Church in Northeast Portland. Garlington quickly established himself as a leading civil rights voice and activist for social justice in Portland; he eventually led the effort to establish Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday as a state-recognized holiday.

During his nine years in Portland, Garlington also served as president of the Albina Ministerial Alliance and the first chairman of the Police Internal Investigations Auditing Committee, which was tasked with monitoring public complaints against the Portland Police Bureau.

The Garlington Health Center features an airy reception area on its second floor.

The 52-unit Garlington Place Apartments are part of the Garlington Center in Northeast Portland.

A fourth-floor community room is among the tenant amenities at the Garlington Place Apartments.

A mural by Arvie Smith adorns a wall at Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s new
Garlington Center campus in Northeast Portland.

A painting by Portland-based artist Arvie Smith is one of several works of art at the new
Garlington Center in Northeast Portland.

The ground floor of the Garlington Place Apartments contains a residential lobby,
office space and community areas.

A sculpture incorporating the names of donors is among the art installations that figure
prominently at the Garlington Center.

Of the 52 units at Garlington Place Apartments, 10 are reserved for veterans, 10 are reserved for
health clinic clients in critical need, and the remaining 32 are affordable for those earning
less than 60 percent MFI.

Programming space at the Garlington Health Center includes a group meeting room.

The Garlington Place Apartments building contains ground-floor community space.


Original Article

Title: Photos: Eliot Project Completion Celebrated

Posted By: DJC Oregon


Author: Josh Kulla

Date: September 25, 2018

Link: Original Article