Ankrom Moisan’s latest Transit Oriented Development (TOD) is a partnership with Central City Concern (CCC), a local nonprofit founded in 1979. Serving adults and families in the Portland area experiencing homelessness, poverty, and addiction, the agency helps more than 13,000 people every year.
CCC is partnering with six Oregon healthcare organizations to address the intertwined issues of affordable housing and access to comprehensive healthcare. Part of a series of developments, the Eastside Health Center Campus TOD will provide healthcare and housing for people who are medically fragile, recovering from addiction, or receiving treatment for mental health issues. The building will also serve as a new home for the existing Eastside Concern program.
The 119,000 sq. ft. building will be six stories and provide 175 affordable housing units. The design language emphasizes the concept of “home” with the familiar, gabled rooflines often associated with single family homes; the multifamily, mixed-use building program will encourage interaction and support among residents. Included are two floors of integrated primary care, substance use disorder treatment, domestic violence counseling, and wellness services, including 24/7 clinical support for some of these programs.
This will be CCC’s first time combining urgent care, housing, and palliative services in the same facility. The site is extremely convenient given its location on the MAX and bus line; connection to mass transit is key to creating and sustaining affordable housing, and vital to providing vulnerable populations access to healthcare and support services. A small plaza, set back from the sidewalk, creates an intentional gathering space at the front of the building. Further strengthening the community’s pedestrian experience, retail space will include a coffee shop.
Each floor of the development includes unique amenities, and the independence of patients and residents increases as you move up the building. Residents “graduate” up within the building a floor at a time, as they meet specific milestones, such as sobriety and steady employment.
- The “living room” of the building, including teaching kitchen, lounge seating, and phone charging stations
- Urgent Care Center
- Acupuncture facility
- Group meeting space
- Staff and Resident bicycle storage
- Primary Healthcare Clinic
- Group and individual mental health counseling
- Private transitional housing
- Palliative care
- Common kitchens and lounge
Fourth & Fifth Floors
- Single-room occupancy units
- Common showers
- Common kitchens and lounges
- Long-term studio units with kitchenette and bath
- Common showers
- Residents on this floor will pay rent and can stay up to two years
Construction is scheduled to begin in fall 2017 and be completed in winter 2018. The building is targeting Earth Advantage Gold.