Learn about this mixed-use project that features 8,000 square feet of class A retail space and 97 housing units in Milwaukie.
North Main Village is located in downtown Milwaukie, a designated regional town center by the 2040 Growth Concept. North Main Village is considered the cornerstone of Milwaukie’s downtown revitalization effort. For years a vacated Safeway store inhabited the 2-acre site, but now in its place is an architecturally diverse mixed-use project providing housing, live/work and retail space. Innovative design features include the courtyard’s rain garden, which channels and filters stormwater and runoff into a central plaza.
The project was designed by Myhre Group architects and is comprised of six buildings providing Milwaukie’s downtown with 97 housing units (64 affordable apartments and 33 market-rate townhomes and condominiums) and 8,000 square feet of class A retail space. The housing element of the project consists of townhomes, some of which include live/work elements, and a four-story apartment/condo building. Each building features a distinct architectural style. The buildings near the pre-existing Mason’s lodge offer a more traditional feel, while the site’s northern buildings transition into a more contemporary look.
The project is the result of a unique collaborative effort between private developers and financers with state, regional and local governments. Participants in the affordable housing element include, Enterprise Social Investment Corp., Oregon Housing and Community Services, Metro, and the City of Milwaukie. Scanlan Kemper Bard Companies was the equity partner for the market-rate housing and retail element; the construction lender was Bank of America.
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