Truly excited to have this beautiful building serve as a cornerstone of our efforts to renew the Lents Town Center.
Strengthen the sense of place and contribute to the revitalization of Lents Town Center, while honoring its unique agricultural history. Provide a mix of market-rate and affordable housing, attractive retail space, and engaging community space, with a focus on healthy, light-filled interiors.
Every aspect of the building is tailored to enhance the existing strengths and local character of the neighborhood. The overall silhouette is designed to reinforce Lents' small town urban character, and exterior materials offer a modern interpretation of the area's agrarian roots, striking a balance between machine-refined and handmade rustic. A tree-lined courtyard extends from the street deep into the site to add sorely needed public gathering space at the street level. The apartments are designed to maximize access to daylight and fresh air for residents within various sized spaces, including a number of 3-bedroom units tailored to families currently underserved by the market.
AIA Portland Merit Award, 2018