Glisan Commons

  • Location:NE Portland
  • Owner:Human Solutions
  • Architect:Holst Architecture
  • Year Completed:2014
  • Sustainability/Certifications: LEED Platinum
Affordable Housing Mixed Use Multifamily Nonprofit

Glisan Commons is a five-story mixed-use building with 73,000 SF in Portland’s emerging Gateway District. The project included 67 units of affordable workforce housing for Human Solutions, a nonprofit that helps low-income and houseless individuals gain self-sufficiency by providing housing, job training, and economic development opportunities. Approximately 16,000 SF of commercial space on the ground floor serves as the headquarters for Ride Connections, a nonprofit that provides transportation for people with mobility challenges. The main parking lot allows for approximately 85 vehicles, in addition to a surface parking lot for 16 Ride Connection buses. With construction, the landscaped common areas and other off-site upgrades were addressed, including voluntary right-of-way green street improvements.