Address Total SF/​Office SF Rate/Cost Description
Willamette Marketplace
2000 SW 8th Avenue
West Linn, Oregon 97068

Specht Development, Inc. was hired by Venture Corporation as the Project Manager for the Willamette Marketplace located in West Linn, Oregon. Willamette Marketplace is a 73,620 square foot redevelopment of an aging retail center and was completed in June 2008.

The $20,000,000 project included the demolition of two buildings, remodeling of two buildings and new construction of three buildings. The Willamette Marketplace comprises three one-story retail buildings, a two-story office building, and a three-story building which has retail on the ground floor and medical & professional offices on the second and third floors. There is a separate entrance to the medical and professional offices on the second and third floors as well as a separate parking lot, grand entrance and a well-appointed lobby, complete with an elevator and restroom.

While redevelopment projects such as this one always present unique challenges when compared to greenfield development, this project also had to address serious reservations of the community regarding its scale. Work was done to ensure that the final product did not overshadow the small-town feel of the West Linn area.

Lovejoy Block One
1303 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Block 1 contains a nine-story, 290,000 square foot mixed-use building with ground floor retail, four levels of parking, and 3 levels of office. The ground floor retail will be mostly occupied by a full-service Safeway grocery store. As one of the first Safeway stores to be located in a dense urban area, the project team had to overcome many unique challenges with such a facility. The building was constructed using an innovative pre-cast system, being built out of over 2,400 pieces of pre-cast concrete. This method was new to this type of building and required a well-coordinated effort between all project team members to successfully implement.

The entire project achieved LEED® Gold Certification and includes the following sustainable building features: 

  • An ecoroof on the top of the tower, reducing storm water runoff and reducing the heat island effect.
  • Recycling of construction materials from demolished structures (including creating benches for pedestrians from the wooden beams removed from the prior structure).
  • Recycling of construction waste materials.
  • Remediation and redevelopment of a brownfield site. 
 
 

Lovejoy Block Two
1333 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Block 2 consists of a 329,000 square foot, 16-story residential building with ground-floor retail. The building offers a unique, multi-level structure, with a variety of for-rent residential product types and an integrated parking structure for residents. The building’s exterior features glass and brick with metal panel accents. A green roof garden is available for tenant use.

The entire project achieved LEED® Gold Certification and includes the following sustainable building features:

  •  An ecoroof on the top of the tower, reducing storm water runoff and reducing the heat island effect.
  • Recycling of construction materials from demolished structures (including creating benches for pedestrians from the wooden beams removed from the prior structure).
  • Recycling of construction waste materials.
  • Remediation and redevelopment of a brownfield site.
  • An ecoroof on the top of the tower, reducing storm water runoff and reducing the heat island effect.
  • Recycling of construction materials from demolished structures (including creating benches for pedestrians from the wooden beams removed from the prior structure).
  • Recycling of construction waste materials.
  • Remediation and redevelopment of a brownfield site.

 

 

 

Hillsboro Civic Center
150 E. Main Street
Hillsboro, Oregon 97123

 
The City of Hillsboro Civic Center in downtown Hillsboro is an intricate complex on three city blocks spanning a MAX light rail line. The centerpiece is the City Hall and adjoining plazas, located at First Avenue and Main Street, but the mixed-use project also features 120 units of affordable and market rate apartments, commercial offices and retail space.
 
The five-story Class A office building serves as City Hall and includes the auditorium that also functions as the City Council chamber. The connecting two-story Plaza Building consists of 5,400 SF of ground floor retail space and 17,000 SF of Class A office space. The development consolidates numerous city agencies, and also provides a cultural center for Hillsboro residents and visitors.
 
Specht was required to design the project to achieve at least a Silver LEED® Certification. However, we attained a LEED® Gold rating by incorporating many unique sustainable elements within the building, including indirect lighting, superior energy efficiency, air quality monitoring, high levels of regional and recycled materials, a reflective roof system, high efficiency irrigation system, and enhancement of alternative transportation options. The Hillsboro Civic Center was only the second building of its type to receive this certification, joining Seattle’s City Hall as the two most sustainable City Halls in the country.