Waterleaf Building Affordable Housing Portland, Oregon

In improving the supply of affordable housing options found in Portland, Oregon, the BRIDGE Waterleaf Building adds 178 units for families in the River Place neighborhood. With a unique shared post-tension podium deck and common parking garage with an adjacent building, the Otak team guided this project through a number of challenges to completion as owner’s representative.

Managing the Addition of Affordable Housing with Community-Focused Amenities

Consisting of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, the 155,649 square-foot Waterleaf Building is integrated into the heart of Portland’s urban community. Adjacent to public transit at a streetcar stop, the building also features a number of community-focused amenities from a ground floor gathering space and community kitchen to an adjoining exterior courtyard which includes a children’s playground. The community room aims to facilitate a number of uses including resident meetings and a variety of events while free Wi-Fi is found throughout the common areas. An adjoining Resident Services office creates accessibility to management by residents while two community laundry rooms, and trash/recycling rooms are found on each floor of the building.

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Director of Project & Construction Management