Gray’s Landing is a mixed-use development with ground-floor retail, office space and affordable apartment units. The 245,000 SF, six-story mixed-use building is located next to the Old Spaghetti Factory in Portland’s South Waterfront. The upper five stories of wood framing provide 209 housing units for low-income households, 42 of which are set aside for veterans earning less than 30% of the median income. The ground floor features the new headquarters for REACH Community Development, in addition to community use areas and a streetcar lounge. The project was originally slated for LEED Silver; however due to the team’s diligence, the project achieved LEED Platinum for Homes Mid-rise.
245,000 SF, six-story mixed-use project with affordable housing, veteran housing, ground floor retail and office.
The project was originally slated for LEED Silver; however due to the team’s diligence, the project achieved LEED Platinum for Homes Mid-rise.
Below grade parking is available for the tenants; however since light-rail stops at their front door many tenants will no doubt opt to utilize this amenity and go “car-less”.
One of the main differences between LEED for Homes and LEED for NC is that LEED for Homes requires a durability checklist. The checklist outlines strategies in the building design that mitigate major climate issues that occur as the building is built. In the Pacific Northwest, for example, water intrusion is the biggest concern. Gray’s Landing’s design incorporated elements including a continuous air space that helps the building effectively shed water; therefore, identifying the required 18 items for the durability checklist was a simple task, even after construction was well under way. In truth, WCC approaches every building with a focus on durability and water tight construction – these are long standing company values which allow us to deliver long-lasting, energy-efficient buildings to our clients. We thought the durability checklist was a great tool.
REACH chose Earth Advantage as their LEED for Homes provider. Earth Advantage was great to work with and they provided an extra set of eyes focused on looking at the project through a lens of energy efficiency and durability. WCC collaborated with Earth Advantage to develop ideas on how to reach Platinum certification. For example, we found space in the parking garage for an additional 30 bike racks, achieving an innovation credit. WCC also helped convince REACH to add R30 insulation under the eco roof, which helped achieve additional credits in energy modeling. As a result of the project team’s concerted efforts, Gray’s Landing achieved LEED Platinum for Homes Mid-Rise.
The upper five stories of wood framing provide 209 housing units for low-income households, 42 of which are set aside for veterans earning less than 30% of the median income. The ground floor features the new headquarters for REACH Community Development, in addition to community use areas and a streetcar lounge. A landscaped courtyard on top of the second floor will provide private green space for the tenants and their guests to enjoy the splendid views the area has to offer.
The 20% equity contracting goals on the project were far surpassed: MWESB participation reached 30%, while apprenticeship reached 25%. Workforce diversity is represented as follows: women hires represented 12% of the workforce, while minority hires were at 32%.