Located on NE MLK Blvd within the Interstate Corridor Urban Renewal Area, in rapidly gentrifying inner Northeast Portland, the Beatrice Morrow is one of the City’s first rental projects to utilize the N/NE Preference Policy to prioritize households impacted by displacement for new housing opportunity.
The mixed-use building is the result of a 2015 Request for Qualifications soliciting a community-based team to develop a vacant City-owned parcel, formerly the Grant Warehouse site. Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives (PCRI), in partnership with Gerding Edlen, was selected to complete the development.
The Beatrice Morrow is certified LEED Gold and provides 79 new affordable units and one manager’s unit, plus ground-floor community and commercial space and 29 parking spaces. Building features include indoor bike parking, a community room, a small outdoor play area, and laundry on each floor. Irving Park, Matt Dishman Community Center, and Legacy Emanual Medical Center are located nearby, along with several frequent service transit and grocery options.
|Project Type||New Construction|
|Location||Interstate Corridor/NE MLK Blvd.|
AMI = Area Median Income
Estimated Development Cost
|Portland Housing Bureau||$7,350,000|
- PCRI, Sponsor
- Carleton Hart Architecture, Architect
- Colas Construction Inc., General Contractor
- Gerding Edlen, Construction Firm
- Cascade Management, Property Management