Nguyen Professional Center LLC recently purchased the former Riverview Bank building at 9415 SE Stark Street. The company’s owner, Dr. Hoang Nguyen, is the founder of Columbia Medical Clinic, with five urgent care locations in the Portland Metro area. The clinic’s Mall 205 facility is less than 900 feet from the Stark Street building.
Nguyen Professional Center LLC holds other properties, most notably the Columbia Medical Clinic headquarters building at 8122 SE Tibbetts Street. Both properties are similar in size at over 10,000 square feet and feature comparable construction. The Tibbetts Street building offers urgent care and walk-in medical services on the ground floor with medical offices above. The Columbia Medical Clinic constructed its headquarters building in 2010, opening to the public in October of that year. It was an ambitious addition for the clinic, with its founding just four years prior. The former bank building’s purchase could be another growth move for the medical provider, as they potentially take another prominent position within a property they control.
If the former Riverview Bank building is used similarly to Dr. Nguyen’s other property, Columbia Medical Clinic could relocate from Mall 205 to this building’s first-floor, offering urgent care assistance. The upper floors could then become leasable office space for medical service providers. That move would bring traditional medical care back into the neighborhood and reactivate the 9400 block of Stark Street.
Columbia Medical Clinic may not become a tenant in 9415 SE Stark Street. They did not respond to inquires regarding the Stark Street property. No new permits have been issued for this address since its sale, making any changes at the site unlikely before Spring next year. However, the future use of this building should become more apparent in the first few months of 2022 as work permit applications and office space real estate listings become available. Regardless of its future use, the building’s new ownership provides the potential to see a return of activity in the building with a year.
Update (December 9th, 2021): In an email sent last night, Dr. Hoang Nguyen M.D. explained that his group is still considering options for the ground floor of the 9415 SE Stark Street building and that a current tenant maintains a lease on the second and third floors. “We are still debating what to do with the first floor of the building. The top two floors have been occupied by the State of Oregon since last year.”