Find out about this 4,950-square-foot development, the smallest project funded through Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development Program.
North Flint is the smallest project funded through Metro’s Transit-Oriented Development and Centers Program. Metro’s agility and low program overhead made it possible to work with a small developer on a small project. It also demonstrated a successful effort to capture a small amount of housing above other uses. The opportunities for increases in density are often lost, even in Portland, because of cost premiums associated with building higher-density, multi-use projects of any size.
The ground floor consists of a 1,600 square foot office, which is the Cycle Oregon Headquarters, a 1,236 square foot warehouse, one at-grade housing unit and 4 loft rental units on the second floor. A total of 4,950 square feet of development sits on a 5,000 square foot lot.
The project is strategically located to benefit from adjacent transit service and proximity to bicycle and pedestrian amenities. The main commercial tenet, Cycle Oregon, enabled the developer to create a project with no on-site parking that would be easily accessible by alternate modes of transportation.
Metro Transit-Oriented Development Program, transit-oriented development easement
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