A four-story condominium will anchor the corner of Southeast 28th Avenue and Burnside Street with 32 homes and 6,000 square feet of retail space in an increasingly popular neighborhood where housing and retail are in short demand.
The proposed SunRose Condominiums were the subject of the Kerns Neighborhood Association meeting Wednesday night. The project was generally received favorably by the association members and neighborhood residents who attended.
The project involves the teardown of an existing two-story building that houses the Hungry Tiger restaurant, as well as an adjacent one-story building that’s currently vacant. The project developers include the Wong family, owner of the property and the Hungry Tiger, and Portland developer Randy Rapaport. The restaurant will close its doors this weekend, but according to developers, will reopen in another incarnation once the project is completed in Summer 2008. The family has already opened a second restaurant, The Hungry Tiger 2, on Southeast 12th Avenue.
Designed by Portland’s nationally celebrated Holst Architecture, the building’s 32 units will range approximately 750 to 1200 square feet, with asking prices starting below $300,000, according to Rapaport. Features will include a hardwood exterior with protruding stucco balconies and concealed parking.
Another Holst-designed Rapaport project, The Belmont Lofts, was featured in the January edition of Dwell magazine. The firm’s current works include mixed-used, high-density housing and retail in close-in Southeast Portland, North Mississippi and a 16-story tower in the Pearl District. Holst’s Ecotrust Building in the Pearl District includes the first ecoroof in the city.