Find out about this East Burnside Street development that will contain 27,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and creative office space.
bside6 is one of only two office buildings located out of the historic central business district of Portland that have been built with no parking; the other is the Rocket, a Transit-Oriented Development funded project across East Burnside Street from bside6. Located on a 3800 square foot lot, the building will contain 27,000 square feet of restaurant, retail and creative office space. Work studios will have operable windows and will be natural-light filled. Units will range from 692 square feet to 3,640 square feet, including exterior balconies with cityscape views.
bside6 is designed with creative “street rooms” that project over the sidewalk, helping to narrow the feel of East Burnside Street. The “street rooms” provide a unique perspective on the street, extending views and providing an architectural link to the historic arcades projecting over the sidewalk on many historical buildings in the East Burnside area.
It has the highest floor area ratio of any Transit-Oriented Development funded project (seven to one). With a focus on urban livability, the building is located on four frequent-bus lines, a short walk from light rail, is a block from the proposed Eastside Streetcar loop and accommodations for bicycles in the lobby and as an optional amenity in each unit will be available.
Un-Built Merit Award from the American Institute of Architects Portland (2007)
Metro Transit-Oriented Development Program, transit-oriented development easement
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