About the Project
Carleton Street Apartments adds 37 units of workforce housing to Portland’s historic West End. The building, with a brick façade and copper mansard roof, responds to the historic design typical of the neighborhood while also incorporating modern amenities such as high energy efficiency, a bike storage room, and an on-campus electric carshare. The site plan reduced curb cuts, preserved mature trees, established continuity of the historical fence across the property, rebuilt the sidewalk, and created an active street frontage with 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.
Carleton Street Apartments was completed in late 2017.