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ALL THE SINGLE LADIES PENINSULA CITY PARK & ROSE GARDEN

Pacific Northwest College of the Arts

MARGOT & JAN the financial analyst & the volunteer who enjoy going to the theatre and shopping

I-405

SUSAN & BONNIE best friends who paint, go to jazz concerts, and restaurants together

Jamison Square

PNCA

Portland State University

I-405

irving

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Albina Ave.

SW 6

glisan

NW Irving St.

* KAELI

the self taught programmer who loves biking and raising chickens

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MAP KEY bike lane bus line green space

PORTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE

flanders

UNIVERSITY EXTENTS BUILDING SITE

“ The research finds that programs that support

SW

everett

TALISA

Killingsworth St. 500’

the design student with a thrifting & crafting addiction

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MAP KEY bus line streetcar shopping & cultural

NW Glisan St. 500’

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art, music & restaurants

SW

PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

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St.

St.

500’

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“I like being close to my friends, but I don’t need to live in the same apartment with them.”

NEW HIGH RISE APARTMENT TOWER

INCREASING DENSITY IN A SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD WITH ACCESSIBLE DWELLING UNITS’s

the recent grad gallery curator who plays the guitar

MAP KEY bus line streetcar light rail

Mar

10th

“Living alone is great, but I want to be near enough to walk to meet my friends at nice places.”

“My house outside the central city lets me have more space for all my crazy hobbies.”

NATALIE

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NW 10th St.

NW 11th St.

hoyt

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the sassy art teacher who likes to garden, walk her dog, & hang out with her grandkids

UNIVERSITY ARTS DISTRICT

SW 5

I-5

that encourage meaningful connections across generations. This design tests the idea of intentional communities through three distinct visions, each combining a specific amenity, neighborhood, and housing typology. Each is located near a college campus, another important lifelong learning amenity for both populations. This solution is scalable, using Portland as a pilot case that could be adapted to fit the interests and morphology of any other city.

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KAREN

Millennial generation women are waiting longer to marry, until 27 on average.1 37% of women older than 50 are single, increasing to 82% when they’re older than 85. 2 As baby boomers age, this trend is projected to increase. This is the time to reconsider ways of

PEARL SHOPPING DISTRICT

HUMBOLDT NEIGHBORHOOD Portland Community College

living together that could benefit both young and old in cities, and create happy healthy social environments that bridge generations through shared interests. In a series of interviews with single Portland ladies of all ages, we heard a call for autonomy, privacy, multi-modal access, and neighborhood specific amenities. People in this growing population are open to the idea of housing options that provide for shared spaces

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LIVING TOGETHER IN PORTLAND, OREGON

City living can be lonely for an independent lady. New housing types can help.

RENOVATED HISTORIC LOW RISE APARTMENT BUILDING

aging in place as opposed to aging in institutional settings, can succeed in

rural suburban, & urban

SHARED GARDEN EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY HOUSE CONVERTED TO SHARED KITCHEN, WORKSHOP, AND GUEST HOUSE INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY FLOOR

communities by tailoring program elements to address the unique needs of older adults in various communities...

APARTMENTS, MIXED SIZES

NEW CAR SHARE PARKING

SHARED CRAFTING SOCIAL LOUNGE

NEW “TINY HOUSE” ADU LIVING UNITS, MIXED SIZES

Three elements that are essential to success: development is guided by the

preferences of older adults,

APARTMENTS, MIXED SIZES

801 N. Jessup St.

SHARED GARDEN, WORKSHOP, AND GUEST HOUSE

SHARED MUSIC AND ART STUDIO

1219 NW Hoyt St.

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1410 SW 11th Ave.

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SHARED MUSIC AND ART STUDIO

SHARED CRAFTING SOCIAL LOUNGE

programs evolve to serve a

wide range of needs,

and programs are built on

partnerships with service providers and community stakeholders. “

“Girl, I didn’t know you could get down like that”

“Diva is a female version of a Hustla”

“All the women who are independent Throw your hands up”

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Intergenerational Housing in Portland