Centers case studies

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View case study analyses of local centers projects, including Gresham, Lake Oswego, Beaverton and Vancouver.

To provide more of the details of how a successful project is developed, five local centers projects have been analyzed and their case studies provided here.
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Hollywood Multnomah County library

Learn how a library was combined with 47 mixed-income apartments and 815 square feet of ground floor retail space to create an innovative, transit-oriented project in the re-emerging traditional downtown of the Hollywood town center.

Esther Short Commons

Esther Short Commons is a mixed-use, multi-family property featuring 160 units of apartment housing built on more than 20,000 square feet of ground-floor commercial space. Situated on the west side of Esther Short Park, in the downtown core of Vancouver, Esther Short Commons provides 139 units of housing to residents earning at or below 60 percent of the area median income, 21 market-rate housing units, an 8,000-square-foot ground-floor commercial space for the Vancouver Farmers Market and 12,000 square feet of retail commercial space.

Central Point in Gresham

Central Point is a four-story, mixed-use, transit-oriented project that features ground-floor retail space and 22 apartment units – all on about the size of a single-family housing lot.

Lake View Village in Lake Oswego

Lake View Village fulfilled expectations by bringing people and business back to downtown Lake Oswego. It is a gracefully designed three-acre mixed-use project that includes 50,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, four floors of structured parking and office space on the top two floors.

The Round in Beaverton

The Round is one of the most ambitious and challenging projects to be undertaken in a Portland-area regional center. Of the final eight-complex envisioned for the site, three mixed-use structures are now open for business. They include 64 condos, a fitness center, restaurants, and office space, all surrounding a central plaza and MAX station.

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