The Portland Pearl District is getting more affordable housing. San Francisco developer, BRIDGE Housing, has plans to construct a six-story 142 unit building. The developer says, “the building will be mix-income, with 123 affordable apartments for families earning 30% to 60% of Median Family income, an the balance at market-rate rents.”
The architect behind the project is Ankrom Moisan Architects, a local Portland design firm. The building name has been dubbed, “Abigail.” It’s named after Abigail Scott Duniway, who was a Portland activist for women’s rights.
Pearl District project “Abigail” Building Amenities:
- Landscaped courtyards with children’s play area
- Commercial & commuinty space
- Laundry rooms on every floor
- Secure bicycle parking (will tool shop)
- Underground vehicle parking
- Storage closets
- 142 total units
- Six level mid-rise
BRIDGE Housing likes the Pearl District
This will be BRIDGE Housing’s first development outside of California. The CEO, Cynthia Parker, apparently has ground roots from the Pacific Northwest. “We’re thrilled by the opportunity to partner with others and develop The Abigail,” said Parker. “We’re excited about working in the Pacific Northwest, where we believe BRIDGE’s core values are well-aligned. We are committed to building green and to being a great community partner with our mission of quantity, quality and affordability.”
With the addition of this community, it’ll bring the tally to six affordable buildings in the Pearl District. Continuing to add more affordable housing will make the neighborhood more diverse, and hopefully overtime change the myth that the Pearl District is only for high-class earners.
This post will be updated as we learn more information, such as the project’s exact location.