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.