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Glisan Commons // Holst Architecture

Portland, OR, United States

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An innovative transit-oriented development located in Portland, Oregon’s emerging Gateway Urban Renewal District, Glisan Commons provides 67 units of low-income housing combined with robust services for vulnerable populations. A long-awaited symbol of community investment in this struggling area of Portland, the building provides affordable homes, plentiful transit options, and important social services to working families.

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© Andrew Pogue

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© Andrew Pogue

Budget constraints required the creative maneuvering of a limited palette; fiber-cement siding, vertical metal paneling, and accents of custom-color aluminum panels at major building elements were carefully composed. The program includes a second-floor shared kitchen, computer lab, meeting room for social services and job training, and a rooftop deck with vegetable garden.

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© Andrew Pogue

© Andrew Pogue

© Andrew Pogue

Glisan Commons has been fully occupied with a waitlist since it opened, with many tenants transitioning directly from homelessness. The ground-floor commercial space is home to Ride Connection’s new headquarters, a nonprofit that provides transportation options for the elderly and people with disabilities..

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