Home Forward’s Louisa Flowers development houses 240 new affordable units in Portland’s bustling Lloyd District. The 12-story project on NE Grand Ave takes advantage of the location’s high-amenity surroundings, including proximity to the Convention Center, transit (MAX, streetcar, and frequent service buses), and employment centers.
Through a partnership with Multnomah County, the Gateway Center, and other agencies, the Domestic Violence Coordinated Access system works with Home Forward to offer housing placement and retention support to 20 women at risk of homelessness. Residents of the Louisa Flowers receive self-sufficiency services including credit repair, job placement, employment referrals, and home-buying education through Home Forward’s GOALS program.
The development includes first-floor retail with outdoor seating along NE Grand Ave to enhance the streetscape and commercial vitality of the district. Retail space is targeted to businesses serving residents, travelers and workers in the surrounding area. Additional project features include a mailroom, conference rooms, laundry facilities, bike storage, small outdoor courtyard, and top-floor resident lounge with full kitchen. The building meets LEED Gold certification.
Photo courtesy: Jeremy Bitterman
|Project Type||New Construction|
AMI = Area Median Income
Estimated Development Cost
|Portland Housing Bureau||$5,100,000 + Land|
- Home Forward, Sponsor
- LEVER Achitecture & LRS Architect, Architects
- O’Neill/Walsh, General Contractor