"Affordable housing project will surge in 2015"
December 26, 2014
By Inka Bajandas, Daily Journal of Commerce
The Portland Housing Bureau is tackling eight affordable housing projects, and ground is scheduled to be broken on four of them in 2015.
LMC Construction crews are scheduled to start work in May 2015 on the $12.6 million, 47-unit Miracles Central project at 1306 N.E. Second Ave., Portland Housing Bureau spokeswoman Martha Calhoon said. The permanent housing complex designed by Carleton Hart Architecture will cater to individuals recovering from alcohol and drug dependency.
Construction is scheduled to start in early 2015 on a $4 million renovation of the 64-unit Allen Fremont senior housing complex at 221 N.E. Fremont St. Neither an architect nor a general contractor has been hired yet.
Two other senior affordable housing complexes – the 50-unit Bronaugh at 1434 S.W. Morrison St. and the 301-unit Westmoreland Union Manor at 16404 S.E. 23rd Ave. – are slated to receive renovations next year. The $13.4 million Bronaugh renovation is being designed by Carleton Hart Architecture. The $46.9 million Westmoreland Union Manor renovation is being designed by MWA Architects. Walsh Construction Co. will be the contractor for both projects.
A couple of new affordable housing complexes have entered the early stages of design. The NAYA Generations project is sponsored by the Native American Youth and Family Center and the St. Francis Park project is sponsored by Caritas Housing Initiatives.
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