New Columbia Redevelopment

Portland, OR

Occupying an 82-acre site, New Columbia is a livable, mixed-income community that enhances the quality of life of both its residents and the adjacent neighborhood.

MWA aimed to create an architecturally vibrant community of private & public housing in its design of 307 rental units during Phases II & III of the redevelopment. Using a variety of architectural styles, our design response was to create public housing that “raises the bar” for private development by blurring the line between public and private housing. A variety of unit types and sizes from one to six bedrooms, townhomes and flats accommodate a diverse resident population in an efficient and cost effective manner.

Client: Housing Authority of Portland
Cost: $39 million 
Completed:  2008