Last April, demolition crews deconstructed the 1947-era single-family residence at 416 SE 86th Avenue. Now, heavy equipment is clearing the property, preparing the site to host twelve townhomes. City staff issued construction permits for the new density housing on June 28th, triggering this current work.
The total volume of buildable land becomes apparent with all trees and shrubbery cleared from the property. At 88 feet wide by 111 feet deep, this lot has just enough space to construct the two structures needed to hold twelve townhomes. The developers placed the units closer to the commercial building to the south, allowing for a slightly wider buffer zone between the single-family residence to the north.
All units are two stories tall and feature dual bedrooms with attached bathrooms. The main level utilizes an open floor plan with the kitchen centered between the dining area at the front of the residence and a living room towards the back. Designers placed a small ground-floor half-bathroom under the stairs and situated the laundry closet on the second floor between the two bedrooms. All units have a partially covered patio accessed from the living room through a sizeable three-panel sliding glass door.
When completed, each townhouse will receive an evenly-numbered unique address starting with 380 SE 86th Avenue and ending with 394 SE 86th Avenue. Residents will access ten of the twelve units from a shared center walkway, with the two westward homes having front doors opening onto the street. Crews will construct a shared trash enclosure and bike barn on the property’s eastern edge.
- 380 SE 86th Avenue
- 378 SE 86th Avenue
- 376 SE 86th Avenue
- 374 SE 86th Avenue
- 372 SE 86th Avenue
- 370 SE 86th Avenue
- 384 SE 86th Avenue
- 386 SE 86th Avenue
- 388 SE 86th Avenue
- 390 SE 86th Avenue
- 392 SE 86th Avenue
- 394 SE 86th Avenue
The size of this project is not unique to the area but is indicative of the changing density in the neighborhood. It is currently unknown if townhomes like this will assist with the general affordability of housing in Portland. However, units like these are often occupied soon after construction and fit a niche in the housing market.
Update August 14th, 2022: Crews assembled concrete forms for the souther building’s foundation.