The Design Commission has approved the Modera Buckman, a 7-story mixed use development in the Central Eastside. The building, by Leeb Architects for developer Mill Creek Residential Trust, will include 170 residential units and 6,621sf of ground floor retail space. Parking for 74 vehicles is proposed in a below grade parking garage. Long term parking for 255 bicycles is proposed, with 98 spaces in a secure bike room and the remaining spaces provided in the units.

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The Architect's Questionnaire: Robert Leeb

The third installment of the Architect’s Questionnaire features Portland architect Robert Leeb of Leeb Architects, a full service architectural and planning firm founded in 1977. Notable projects included the eight story, 134-unit, Streetcar Lofts building in the Pearl District and the Garage at Station Place, which encloses 413 parking spaces with custom stainless steel and is complete with a large landscaped atrium.

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Orenco Station mentioned in Salon article about building better suburbs

Orenco Station highlighted as an example of bringing sustainable, urban design solutions to the suburbs.

"...And in Portland, Oregon’s new urbanist-inspired neighborhood of Orenco Station, half the residents have reported walking to a local business five times a week. All of this is helping the suburbs’ appeal. As suburbs diversify, they are increasingly attracting not just nuclear families but single millennials who appreciate urban-style amenities and smart development."

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'Platform District' celebrates opening of Hub 9

The revolution is continuing in Orenco.

Last Friday, members of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce and other dignitaries gathered for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally mark the opening of Hub 9 at Orenco Station.

Hub 9, a six-story mixed-use building located at 980 N.E. Orenco Station Loop, was developed by the Holland Partner Group, a Vancouver, Wash.-based real estate investment company.

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Photos: Apartments rising near river in Pearl District

Work is under way on the Riverscape apartment buildings on the northern edge of the Pearl District along Northwest Front Avenue. The apartments range from studios to two-bedrooms and were designed by Leeb Architects. Amenities include kayak storage and an access ramp to the nearby Willamette River, as well as high-end finishes, a clubhouse, fitness facility, rooftop deck, and kayak storage.

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