Pearl District development is up for design review
Daily Journal of Commerce
POSTED: 04:00 AM PDT Monday, March 9, 2009
BY DJC STAFF
The Portland Design Commission at its meeting on March 19 will review plans for a new six-story, mixed-use development in the North Pearl District designed by Ankrom Moisan Associated Architects.
Owner Ed McNamara wants to locate a 138-unit affordable, family-oriented building with ground-floor community service tenants at 1350 N.W. Raleigh St. The building’s ground floor would incorporate an outdoor courtyard area that can be accessed by future residents. On-site parking would include 10 parking and two loading spaces at ground level, as well as one full level of below-grade parking with 119 spaces.
McNamara last year received a loan from the Portland Development Commission to help cover predevelopment expenses for the project, which is targeted at families earning 60 percent of median income, or about $41,000 per year for a four-person household. He also developed the Sitka Apartments at 1115 N.W. Northrup St., in Portland.
The hearing will take place at 1:30 p.m. at the Bureau of Development Services, 1900 S.W. Fourth Ave., Room 2500A, in Portland.