44th & Belmont Apartments Portland, Oregon
The 44th and Belmont Apartments building adds multi-family housing to 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.
Creative Multi-Family Design Solves Unique Zoning Challenges
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 features include a rooftop community room with a deck, kitchen, special amenities, and views of downtown Portland. An interior courtyard – designed by Otak landscape architecture – includes a fire pit and flow-through planters. The design includes floor joists salvaged from historic homes that had previously been on the site. Despite unique zoning constraints during the permitting process with the City of Portland that technically consider the project two separate buildings, those challenges were overcome to build it as one structure.