Parkview at Terwilliger Plaza • Daily Journal of Commerce

A 10-story, 127-unit seniors’ residence being built in southwest Portland will be connected to another via a skybridge. (courtesy of LRS Architects)

PROJECT: Park view at Terwilliger Plaza

LOCATION: the complete block bounded by Southwest Fifth and Sixth Avenues and Sheridan and Caruthers Streets.

CUT: 10 stories (plus underground parking level), 374,000 square feet, 127 units

COST: $110 million

START DATE: May 2021

EXPECTED END DATE: August 2023

OWNER: Terwilliger Plaza Inc.

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE: MHS Council

OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER: BC Group

ARCHITECT: LRS Architects

ENGINEERS: IMEG Corp. (structure), DOWL (civil), PAE (mechanical consultant, passive house), GEODesign (soil), PBS Engineering and Environmental (environment)

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT: LOCATION

SERVICE PROVIDER: Walsh Building

OTHER TEAM MEMBERS: DeWitt Construction (shoring design/build), Merit Electric (electrical), Tapani Plumbing (plumbing), Ocean Park Mechanical (mechanical), Patriot Fire Protection (fire sprinkler design/build)

IMPORTANCE OF THE PROJECT: Parkview at Terwilliger Plaza will be a non-profit continuing care retirement community for residents age 62 and older. The independent living facility will consist of 127 units. Each will have one or two bedrooms and a full kitchen as well as balconies. Thirteen floor plans will range in size from 1,095 square feet to 2,310 square feet.

Designed for Passive House certification, the energy-efficient building is expected to use 50% less energy than a current energy-compliant building. With 100% continuous pre-conditioned fresh air circulation, indoor spaces will be significantly healthier, quieter and thermally comfortable than those in conventional buildings. There will be green roofs, green walls and solar panels. Features will include: improved wall R-values; triple glazed windows; reduction in lighting power; ecological household appliances; outdoor air systems with heat recovery; High performance HVAC-VRF; heat pump water heaters; low flow light fixtures; photovoltaic solar production; and significant details of thermal bridging at balcony connections, balcony edges, parapet connections and exterior walls to concrete slabs.

The commons will include stone terraces, a wood-panelled cocktail bar and a sports bar. Architectural features of the building will include handcrafted woodwork and a blown glass chandelier.

One of the goals of the Parkview project was to encourage movement across campus by providing residents with many opportunities to gather and socialize. There will be a variety of function rooms, public lounges, lounges, verandas and halls. The U-shape of the building will allow for an outdoor courtyard and amenity space as well as views of the adjacent hills of the Terwilliger Promenade, the town center and the mountains. A landscaped roof will also provide additional space for gatherings.

One of the most critical elements of this project was the approval of a flyover across Sixth Avenue Southwest between Caruthers and Sheridan streets. It will connect the new Parkview at Terwilliger Plaza with the existing Terwilliger Plaza building. The connector will also serve as an art gallery space, in response to community building objectives.

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(courtesy of LRS Architects)

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(courtesy of LRS Architects)