1303 NW Lovejoy Street
Portland, Oregon 97209

Property Name: Lovejoy Block One
Product Type: Mixed Use, Sustainable Design
Size: 290,000 sf
Completed: 2009
Role: Project Manager

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.