This sustainable, innovative mixed-use development on five acres reinvigorates Portland’s Humboldt neighborhood with family housing and a mixed-use building. The family housing includes 13 two- and three-story townhouses and flats with a total of 74 units ranging from one to four bedrooms. The LEED Gold-certified mixed-use building houses a Head Start center, a Community Policing office, and a Neighborhood Networking office on the ground floor with 56 one and two-bedroom rental apartments above.
MWA held an Eco-Charrette with the City, Owner, neighbors and residents to identify the sustainability measures that would benefit the project the most while meeting the project budget. It was important to Home Forward that Humboldt Gardens lead the way in sustainability for new construction projects. The mixed-use building is LEED Gold certified and the multifamily housing is Earth Advantage certified.
Humboldt Gardens sets a remarkable precedent for sustainable housing development and demonstrates that even with a relatively restricted budget; creative, community-based design can generate energy efficient buildings and site design that will serve residents and community members for years to come.