Last week the 21-story ART Tower passed through Design Review, with Commissioners praising the merit of the design. Quotes reported by the DJC Oregon include those from Commissioner Zari Santner, who noted, “the building from the beginning has had such a beautiful concept.” She continued, saying she thinks it will be “a very distinguished building.”
The 224- ft. high-rise will include 314 apartments on a half-block site adjacent to Portland’s Artist Repertory Theatre. The theatre will be rebuilt and consolidated on the south half of the block.
Inspired by the activity of the neighboring theatre, the project design aims to create a highly interactive ground level street experience and equally active top floor. Both are extensively glazed, recessed, and articulated in contrast to the main body of the building. The base and the top also include sloping mirrored soffits to amplify activity and movement. The expansive double-height lobby will accommodate live performances and art displays and house commercial space for restaurants or retail.
Developed with Wood Partners out of Atlanta, GA, the ART Tower is Portland’s first high-rise project to adopt Inclusionary Zoning (IZ), a code passed by the city of Portland to address the need for affordable housing. The first project to incorporate IZ into its design is another Ankrom Moisan project, 825 Burnside. The program, passed in 2016, requires affordable units to be included in new multifamily developments.
Congratulations to the design team:
Paul Jeffreys – Lead Designer
Jim Smith – Project Manager
Isaac Johnson – Principle-in-Charge
Nina Rubenstein – Job Captain
Michael DiBiase – Job Captain
Ollin Timm - Designer
Emily Jones - Designer
Callie Bailey – Designer
...and everyone involved on the project!
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