PDX Breaks Ground

 

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NEXT COMMUNITY DINNER, FEBRUARY 28  SEE EVENTS.

If you can be in Portland, our/Saturday coffees and monthly potlucks are the best way to get to know our project and our people. We also do soup dinners on 2nd and 4th Thursdays as more opportunities to get together. Check the Events page for times and locations.

GROUND IS BROKEN – Construction about to begin

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Almost exactly three years from the first meeting of the two families who had the vision for PDX Commons, ground was broken on January 31, 2016, signaling the start of construction on the project.  The 22 member households (and counting) will build a four-story 27 unit senior cohousing community at SE 43rd and Belmont in Portland. Completion and move-in is planned for early 2017.  (Photo: Kim Nguyen – photosbykim.com)

 

PDX Commons proposed building at SE 43rd and Belmont. Courtesy Works Partnership Architecture

PDX Commons proposed building at SE 43rd and Belmont. Courtesy Works Partnership Architecture

The community will also bring a new commercial space to the developing Belmont corridor.

U-shaped south-facing courtyard is accessible to all of the units in the intentionational community. Back of the the central Great House is in the foreground. Courtesy Works Partnership Architecture.

U-shaped south-facing courtyard is accessible to all of the units in the intentional community. Back of the the central Great House is in the foreground. Courtesy Works Partnership Architecture.

The U-shaped building surrounds a second floor courtyard in the back, focusing the attention of all of the units on the center of the community. The design encourages flow and interaction that is characteristic of cohousing.

In addition to the fully equipped private living units, the project features several thousand square-feet of common area including a Great House with dining room and kitchen, living-room, library, lounge, media room, workshop, craft rooms, indoor bicycle storage and gardens. Covered on-site parking is provided for most of the units, as some are giving up their automobiles.

Most of the 27 units have been spoken for, an indication of the pent-up demand for this type of living for those nearing retirement.

Imagine a community where:

  • People live in urban condos but share in community facilities and activities.
  • People share common bonds of values, life experience, empathy, respect and community.
  • People care for and are cared for by the community as capabilities change;
  • People live in a walkable, vibrant neighborhood with shops, restaurants and transit.
  • Your neighbors are your friends.

If that sounds right, then imagine being part of PDX Commons, a distinctly urban cohousing development in one of the most walkable neighborhoods in Portland.

Please check out the rest of our site.

PDX Commons is not an investment opportunity. There are no opportunities for profit.  Those who later become full members make loans to the community to pay for the costs of planning, designing, engineering and acquiring property for their new home.  All loaned funds are completely at risk. Upon completion of building those funds contributed may count as down payments on the purchase price of a home. All members are fully part of the management team for the community. We do not pay any of our members for their efforts on behalf of the community.  Community decisions are made by all full members using a consensus process.  There is no passive participation. 

PDX Commons will be a designated 55+ community under the Housing for Older Persons Act (HOPA) in accordance with CFR § 100.304.

One thought on “PDX Breaks Ground

  1. Absolutely beautiful design, site plan and description. I would want to live here! :) Congratulations on all the work that went into it this far. Look forward to more updates. – Mira, Coho/US

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