• Location:NE Portland
  • Owner:Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives
  • Architect:Carleton Hart Architects
  • Year Completed:2018
  • Sustainability/Certifications: LEED Gold
Affordable Housing Mixed Use Multifamily

The Beatrice Morrow is a five-story, 80-unit apartment building of 1, 2, and 3-bedroom homes located on NE Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. As a former brownfield site, the project’s development included complete remediation before construction and is a meaningful reinvestment in the African American community. Each unit has air conditioning, bike storage, full kitchens, in addition to 2500 SF of shared amenities. A central courtyard provides outdoor space, a play area for children, a large community room for residents that also serves as an event space, and 112 bike parking spaces. The ground floor also includes commercial space for businesses owned by People of Color, adding substantial value and a renewed sense of community and vibrancy to the neighborhood. This project, inspired by the people of Portland’s historic neighborhoods and most notably, Ms. Beatrice Morrow Cannady (1889-1974), a renowned civil rights activist in Oregon; she was a civic leader, co-founding member of the Portland NAACP, editor, and later the owner of Oregon’s only African American newspaper, theĀ Advocate.