occupied renovation of affordable housing
Williams Plaza is an existing 9-story high-rise built in 1972 serving low-income seniors in the Historic Alphabet District. The re-design modernizes interiors while creating common spaces that are more useful, accessible and welcoming. The design reconfigures the community room and kitchen areas; expands the computer room/ mail room; makes improvements to management and resident services offices, corridors and apartments; provides MEP and elevator systems upgrades, reconfigures the trash / recycling room; and provides for a new roof. Site redesign focuses on reconfiguring the parking lot to be more efficient while opening up space for a new stormwater management rain garden and refreshing the exiting community garden planters.
Location: Portland, Oregon
Client: Home Forward
Units: 101 apartments
Community Space: 3,020 sf