Continuing to build on our successful relationship with Portland’s Hoyt Street Properties, Bora has just submitted Block 20 Condominiums for design review. We’re really happy with the way these renderings turned out, and wanted to share. These images are a reflection of the design as it currently stands, but we think they capture the character and essence of what this building will be.
Block 20 looks out over the urban oasis of Fields Park towards the Willamette River, offering commanding views of the working city and beyond. As part of the North Pearl District master plan we executed for Hoyt, the five-story podium base speaks to the pervasive low rise industrial fabric of historic Pearl buildings, while the 21-story tower rises to meet city planning goals for taller, thinner, higher density residences in this neighborhood.
One of our goals in this project was to emphasize and further establish the character of the North Pearl as a gateway to the city, with a distinctly contemporary aesthetic. Housing a total of 149 units, the building will bring a fresh material palette to the neighborhood with dark gray textured cement panels on the north and south facades contrasted to lighter toned cement plaster at the east and west facades. Expansive decks face east and west, and the landscaped podium roof terrace gives residents a spot to gather, mingle, and reflect on the city that wraps around them.