BRIDGE Housing has announced its first project in the Pacific Northwest.
It will be building The Abigail on the northern end of Portland's Pearl District. The 142-unit mixed-income building will feature 123 affordable apartments for families earning between 30 percent and 60 percent of the area median income. The project has received a notice of funding from the Portland Housing Bureau.
This will be San Francisco-based BRIDGE Housing's first development outside of California. The nonprofit is one of the state's leading affordable housing developers.
Designed by Ankrom Moisan Architects, the six-story building's ground floor will feature a welcoming lobby accessed from Northwest 13th Street, commercial space, and a community room for residents.
Amenities include landscaped courtyards with community gardens and a children's play area, laundry rooms on each floor, secure bicycle parking in a tool-equipped bike storage room, and underground parking. Additional space for resident programs is under consideration, and BRIDGE will work with educational and social services partner Impact NW to create programming that will best serve the residents.
The Abigail is named for Abigail Scott Duniway, a Portland activist who was instrumental in gaining voting rights for women in Oregon in 1912.
"We're thrilled by the opportunity to partner with others and develop The Abigail," said BRIDGE Housing President and CEO Cynthia Parker, who has deep roots in the region. "We're excited about working in the Pacific Northwest, where we believe BRIDGE's core values are well-aligned. We are committed to building green and to being a great community partner with our mission of quantity, quality, and affordability."