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Co-Habitat:

EXISTING CONDITIONS: SITE INFORMATION

East Morrison Apartments: Mixed Use Address: East Morrison Apartments 717 - 735 SE Morrison St. Portland, OR 97214 Gross SQ FT: 21,199 L x W x H: 100’ x 88’ x 35’

FRONT FACADE

EAST FACADE

WEST FACADE

SE ALDER ST.

MIXED-USE/RETAIL

NE 20TH

MIXED-USE/RETAIL

GST

PARKING LOT

KRUGER’S SUPPLY: WAREHOUSE

SE 8TH AVE.

SE 7TH AVE.

BLVD NDY NE SA

JAY’S GARAGE

MIXED-USE/RETAIL

MIXED-USE/RETAIL

EAST MORRISON APARTMENTS

NE DAVIS ST NE COUCHST

PORTLAND, OR.

SE MORRISON ST.

KEY BANK

OREGON BALLET THEATER

CENTRAL EASTSIDE The Buckman District covers a lot of residential area as well as employment opportunities. It is an eclectic neighborhood that has an overall younger demographic. From the 2000 census data I gathered that there are about 7,923 residents living in the district compared to the entire Portland population of about 529,121. Of the 7,923 residents, 52% are within the 22 to 39 year old age group. This young demographic primarily rents housing, in fact 84% of the residents are renters and most households consist of a single person. Less families with children live in this area compared to other neighborhoods in Portland.

PARKING LOT MIXED-USE/RETAIL

MORR

ISON

BRID

0

GE

5 10

1

BUCKMAN DISTRICT

SITE PLAN 1/32”= 1’-0”

HAWT

HORN

E BR ID

GE

0

SE 8TH

SE 7TH

SE 6TH

SE ALDER ST.

2

SE MORRISON ST.

5

0 10

FRONT FACADE 1/16”= 1’-0”

3

5 10

EAST FACADE 1/16”= 1’-0”

SE BELMONT ST.

SE YAMHILL ST.

4

0

5

CROSS SECTION: B 1/16”= 1’-0”

: STREET ANALYSIS

10

5

0

LONGITUDINAL SECTION: A 1/16”= 1’-0”

5 10

: NEIGHBORHOOD INFORMATION Architect: Bennes and Herzog Year Built: 1927 The Central Eastside of Portland, where the Buckman neighborhood resides, was selected for an urban renewal project in 1986 and is still a work in progress today. The initial strategy was started by a housing strategy committee that included members who represent employers/businesses, developers, service providers, neighborhood associations, residents, and property owners. One of the main goals for the project consisted of a housing strategy that was “geared toward promoting a range of employment opportunities and living environments for Portland residents in order to attract and retain a stable and diversified population” (Comprehensive Plan Goal 2.2). In 2003 the plan was adopted by the Portland Development Commission and has completed some very interesting projects, including a storefront revival project that includes the site located on SE 7th and Morrison.

SOUTH EAST BOUND SIDEWALK TRAFFIC

WEST BOUND TRAFFIC

BUS/ BIKE LANE

NORTH SIDEWALK

The neighborhood has a very strong community association that is made up of a group of board members who hold monthly meetings and manages a thorough website with a range of information including capital improvement projects, crime statistics, park information, and zoning designations. The association has two committees, a historic association and a sustainability committee. The historic association is currently working to create a National Register Historic District that highlights Buckman as the oldest neighborhood on the east side. The Sustainability Committee “undertakes projects to promote sustainable practices in the neighborhood.” The committee maintains a community composting site and is expanding its small community garden plots. Additionally, the Hawthorne District, a widely popular SE district located on Hawthorne Blvd. is partially located in Buckman. This street is known for its unique Portland culture that features restaurants, local shops, and entertainment options. The eastern side of Buckman is a mix of residential and local businesses, the west blocks of the neighborhood are designated to industrial and commercial businesses that provide over 17,000 jobs. Additionally, the neighborhood features a number of classic Portland architectural styles including craftsman bungalow, Victorian, foursquare, courtyard housing and historic mixed-use industrial buildings that house both retail and private dwelling space.

Emma Silverman

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Comprehensive Project 2012

A. Snyder

Thesis Project  

This is a compilation of the research and design work that I completed for my thesis interior architecture project, Co-Habitat: an affordabl...

Thesis Project  

This is a compilation of the research and design work that I completed for my thesis interior architecture project, Co-Habitat: an affordabl...

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