LRS designed the nine-story, 280,000 SF mixed-use building in Portland’s thriving Pearl District. The Lovejoy features a retail shell on the ground level, with four levels of above-ground parking (380 stalls), and three levels of flex commercial office space with an “eco-garden” roof terrace. The ground floor building shell was designed to feature Safeway, the anchor tenant, and to fill the need for a grocery store in the Pearl District.
The ground floor exterior includes a circular marquee that extends at the corner above the main entry and spotlights the signature Safeway sign, visible from all directions. Extensive storefront windows allow views into the store. Colorful tile bands below the windows and steel canopies add to the pedestrian experience.
The Lovejoy Building was certified LEED CS Gold by the USGBC.