North Main Village


A comprehensive 97-unit, residential/mixed use brownfield redevelopment in a middle ring Portland suburb (Milwaukie). It has six building elements ranging from two storey residential terraces to a four storey apartment building, with mixed use fronting the high street. North Main Village is located at the end of the existing Milwaukie High Street, adjacent to the town hall/library and within easy walking distance (400m) to Milwaukie light rail (metro) station.

Project Summary

​​​The development occupies a whole city block, apart from an existing Masonic Lodge which it surrounds on two sides. The development has six distinct building elements which provide a significant level of variety, including typologies, design and materiality. This enables the development to read as a range of individual elements within the overall village. These elements include two and three storey residential terraces fronting the street (21 1st Ave), a residential live/work mews laneway, and three/four storey mixed use with apartments above. All apartments have outdoor decks.

The ground floor fronting the High Street is entirely given to retail/cafe/office uses, with residential apartments above. The development provides an open central communal courtyard, with direct access from all six residential elements. There is a range of residential unit sizes from one/two bedroom apartments to three bedroom terraces.

The residential terraces and mews all have individual garaging incorporated into their design, with all other parking located either to the rear or side of the building to minimise its impact on the street scene.