Developed by Innovative Housing Inc., Vibrant! provides much needed apartment housing for vulnerable communities in Northwest Portland. It provides 93 units of affordable housing. Forty units will be reserved for formerly houseless tenants and 53 units will be available to those between 30 and 60 percent of the median income.
Designed in collaboration with Salazar Architect, the exterior is bright and welcoming. The team wanted to create a unique space that didn’t look like traditional affordable housing, while still working within the client’s budget and complementing the overall neighborhood aesthetic.
Inside, the building required some creative programming to meet the project’s many goals. The LRS project team moved laundry facilities and the playground area to the second story to accommodate a retail space, management offices, bike lobby, and a fire command center on the ground level. This relocation allows parents to view their children on the playground from the laundry area as well as the community room, and it keeps the children away from a busy road. Sustainable features of this project include an eco roof, solar hot water heating, and bike-friendly facilities.
Well-organized and resourcefully planned, apartments at Vibrant! are designed to positively impact the community, making residents feel right at home.