About the Project
Carleton Street will be a 37-unit affordable-housing community serving the work-force population. Located in Portland’s Historic West End, the building is inspired by the historical architecture and vibrant urban neighborhood. The site plan proposes to reduce curb cuts, preserve mature trees, establish continuity of the historical fence across the property, rebuild the sidewalk as well as create an active street frontage with a front entry, community space, bay windows and living units, all oriented toward Carleton Street.
The property is located in the R-6 zoning district. In addition to meeting the zoning requirements, the project furthers primary objectives of the zone by providing multifamily dwellings at a high density and serving differing types of households. The prime location of the building site supports Smart Growth design principles with abundant employment opportunities, critical services and public transportation within a short walking distance of the site.