Goat Bocks is designed for people who love eclectically formed neighborhoods—where each building has its own distinct personality, yet every block has a cohesive charm. At Goat Blocks, each building represents an industrial era of Portland’s past. When people come to live there, they have a home that combines rustic brick (pre-WWII industry), steel (mid-century), and an artistic European aesthetic. Together, they form an integrated block with a close-knit vibe that feels like Portland.
Each building in the development has unique unit types and finishes, a vibrant combination of studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and townhomes. Kitchen layouts are designed for efficiency and infused with character using salvaged materials. Custom moveable steel screens on the balconies of one building create an ever-changing visual and offer residents the choice of city views or a shady outdoor retreat. Neighbors and friends can take advantage of a community lounge on rainy days, and in the summer, host a BBQ on the rooftop lounge overlooking their thriving district.
To make Goat Blocks a vibrant live, work, shop destination that all Portlanders could love, we made space for a variety of small and large businesses (from 200-100,00 SF). Pedestrian alleyways naturally draw visitors into the multi-block development to join friends for a cider tasting, pick-up groceries for dinner, or grab a bite out at a popular restaurant.
In support of Portland principles, we placed interior bike parking throughout the development. Below-grade vehicle parking makes it easy for out-of-town guests to visit too. The garage uses semi-automated parking stackers (one of the largest installations on the West Coast at the time) that eliminated a level of excavation during construction and made room for an additional 39 parking spaces. The mixed-use block elevates the livability and walkability of a bustling traffic corridor in CEID.