Building Permits Filed

Building permitIt is a major milestone in any development project: the filing of plans for your building permit. That day was Monday (8/10/15) for PDX Commons, as architects from Works Partnership Architecture walked a 300-page “permit set” of plans and specifications to the Bureau of Development Services in Portland.  They will review the plans and in a few months a building permit will issue, allowing construction to begin.  Here we go!


Cohousing – Brit-Style

Wallace and Gromit
Wallace and Gromit, by Nick Park, Aardman Studios. Photo: PA

The UK is seeing a surge in interest in cohousing, in what one major property insurance company calls “Community 2.0.” Though they are not part of this clever animation, Wallace and Gromit have been living in sort of a cohousing development for decades. Community 2.0 – Is cohousing the future of urban design?


Thanks to Karen Hery, the Belle of Belmont, for the nice article about our project in the new edition of the SE Examiner, a neighborhood newspaper that reaches upwards of 25,000 residents. We look forward to seeing many people curious about the project at our coffee Saturday, August 8, 9:30am at Tabor Space, SE 54th and Belmont. If you missed it, here’s the article.