44th & Belmont Apartments
Otak designed a new multi-family housing building in booming southeast Portland. The site’s split zone allowed our architects to design a unique four-story building that has three stories in front to conform with zone regulations. Offering 63 units that range from three-bedroom units and two-story townhomes to studios and one-bedrooms, the building also has two live + work units with street-level storefronts. The building’s great features include a rooftop community room with a deck, kitchen, special amenities, and a nice view of downtown Portland, along with an interior courtyard designed by our landscape architect, which included a fire pit and flow-through planters. The design included floor joists salvaged from historic homes that had previously been on the site.
The unique zoning constraints provided additional challenges during the permitting process with the City of Portland, because from a zoning perspective it was two separate buildings, yet it was built as one structure.
Client: Green Light Development
Date Completed: May 2018
Project Manager: Matt Neish
Type: Multifamily residential, hotel, and hospitality, landscape architecture, urban design