Exceptional Teamwork at The Starlight for Central City Concern

Work is progressing beautifully on The Starlight for Central City Concern – a seven-story, 100-unit affordable housing project beautifully designed by Works Progress Architecture, LLP! Formerly known as the Westwind Apartments, the new name of The Starlight draws on the history of the area and is inspired by Amtrak’s Coast Starlight line which travels through nearby Union Station and the annual Starlight Parade which passes through downtown.
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Please join us in congratulating John Hardesty on his promotion to Superintendent!

Please join us in congratulating John Hardesty on his promotion to Superintendent! John started with us as a carpenter in May of 2007. John is most excited to start utilizing all that he’s learned both in the field and the trailer to guide his own teams and projects. Currently, he is onsite at our Riverplace Parcel 3 for Bridge Housing – 187,448 SF, 178-unit high-quality affordable homes for seniors and families at a variety of income levels.

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Congratulations to Salem Housing Authority on the Groundbreaking for Yaquina Hall!

We want to congratulate SALEM HOUSING AUTHORITY on the much anticipated groundbreaking for Yaquina Hall! Their four-year effort has brought to fruition 54 affordable apartments to help address the critical need for stable and supportive housing in Salem. The 50,892 SF, three-story brick building, located at the Oregon State Hospital North Campus, is on the National Register of Historic Places, and served as a nurses’ dorm from 1947 until 1971. Several unique historic features will be preserved and enhanced. Yaquina Hall will be paired with an existing apartment renovation called Southfair Apartments. Supportive services will be administered by the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency which connects individuals experiencing homelessness to mental health, substance abuse and housing services. Twenty of the units will be reserved for individuals needing permanent supportive housing.

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We celebrate the extraordinary life and lasting legacy of Bud Clark

WALSH joins the city of Portland and our greater community in celebrating the extraordinary life and lasting legacy of Bud Clark who represents an invaluable part of Portland’s social fabric. We are proud to have built two buildings named for Bud with Transition Projects and Home Forward, the Clark Center and Bud Clark Commons – both projects continue to deliver life-saving and life-changing assistance to some of Portland’s most vulnerable residents and continue the legacy of the citizen mayor. WALSH extends our sympathy to the Clark family. Whoop whoop!

Work is progressing beautifully at the Terwilliger Plaza Parkview project!

Look at these views ! Work is progressing beautifully at the Terwilliger Plaza Parkview project — an independent living community for active seniors in Portland which will be a beacon of sustainability and innovation once complete!

The project is being built to Passive House principles — a meticulous sustainable program with rigorous and testable standards. Passive House seeks to maximize a building’s energy efficiency while maintaining a measurable comfort level. Our Quality Department and WALSH team have extensive experience with Passive House construction techniques and are excited to bring this knowledge and execution to the project. Demanding 50-100% more insulation in walls and roofs than standard construction, the structure will be built for outstanding thermal performance. Parkview’s signature skybridge will also be a celebration of innovation, soaring above 6th Avenue, and a direct connection to the entire Terwilliger Plaza community.

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Steffen Schulz Promoted to Assistant Superintendent!

Please join us in congratulating Steffen Schulz on his promotion to Assistant Superintendent! Steffen joined our healthcare team in 2015 and was a crucial component on the success of the construction of the Blackburn Center for Central City Concern – an innovative, evidence-based and client-serviced center that is a national model for the transformative impact of integrating health and housing! He followed up on our PAE Living Building project working closely on supporting our Red List compliance efforts. Currently, he is on our Webster Road rehabilitation – restoring crucial housing and supportive services for Clackamas County.

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We’re breaking ground on 200 affordable apartments in Bitter Lake, WA !

We are thrilled to announce the official start of the new 200-unit affordable housing development in Bitter Lake, WA!

This will be another amazing, collaborative effort between our WALSH team, Bellwether HousingSMR ArchitectsLatitude 48 EngineersSider + Byers Mechanical Electrical Engineers, and many others, to bring crucial housing opportunities to residents of King County.

Bellwether’s new development will provide housing affordable to individuals and families making between $46,500 for one person and $66,420 for a family of four. Bellwether has incorporated a large number of 2- and 3- bedrooms units to serve larger families who are underserved by the rental market.

The location is ideal for people who use transit on Aurora or bike commute to downtown. The development will also be near the future Sound Transit Light Rail at station at 130th NE, opening in 2025. Neighborhood amenities include the Bitter Lake Reservoir and Park, P-Patch Community Garden, playfields, a community center, and the Interurban Bike Trail.

This development is part of Bellwether’s plans to create or acquire 2500 new affordable homes by 2025 to meet the intense need in King County for housing options for lower income households. It is scheduled to open in 2023.

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