12-story tower coming to Portland’s West End

By Hilary Dorsey
The Daily Journal of Commerce Oregon
March 5, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States, US West

Construction of Julia West, a 12-story, 51,388-square-foot, cross-laminated-timber building, will begin soon at 522 S.W. 13th Ave. in downtown Portland. Julia West will offer 90 apartments (60 studios and 30 one-bedroom units) of permanent supportive housing (PSH) with resident services for houseless seniors earning up to 30 percent of the area median income. The building will be a 100-percent PSH community intended for adults 55 years and older, 45 percent of whom identify as a person of color. The team for the approximately $58 million project includes owner/developer Community Development Partners, architect Holst Architecture, civil engineer Vega Civil Engineering, structural engineer KPFF, landscape architect Understory Landscape Architecture and general contractor Walsh Construction.

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