Developments Along Foster Road

Foster is changing. From Lents to Foster-Powell, new developments are currently underway or in the planning stages all along the Foster Road corridor.

To help you keep track of all the new buildings scheduled to call Foster home, here’s a summary of what’s in the works.

51st & Foster

From the website:

Located at the beginning of the Foster Corridor, the Foster Mixed-Use Project will act as a gateway to this rapidly growing neighborhood. Located on a triangular shaped lot that informs the shape of the building, the mass was then “pulled” apart to provide a covered outdoor plaza serving the ground floor retail spaces. On the second and third floors above are 20 market rate apartment units, with 16 parking spaces tucked behind the building.

Y-Arts Center, 6036 SE Foster


Plans currently call for 54 units of housing to be split into two buildings: one four-story, mixed-use building that will front Foster and include the rebuilt childcare facility at ground-level and 42 apartments above; another 12-unit building will rise three stories to the south toward Holgate.

72 & Foster

From the website:

As a way to serve the Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood’s growing Asian population, Holst is partnering with REACH CDC, Housing Development Center, and Asian Health & Services Center (AHSC) to both provide homes at an affordable rate, and create a hub for resident services, cultural and social gatherings, and wellness activities for residents and the greater public alike. Situated just twenty blocks away from AHSC’s new community center and clinic, also designed by Holst, 72 Foster seeks to reinforce AHSC’s devotion to health and longevity through community togetherness and accessible services.

A site adjacent to single family residences, the proposed building is pulled towards the urban edge of SE Foster Road to respect the existing neighborhood scale, while addressing the growing need for increased density in the area. In minimizing the building’s footprint, new opportunities for connections are established. In close proximity to the bustling Portland Mercado, a pedestrian accessway connects a public courtyard with the mercado as means for international placemaking. The 10,000 sf of ground-floor commercial space are designed to reflect a growing international population, and enhance the surrounding neighborhood businesses.

Lents Town Center

From the Prosper Portland website:

Since the formation of the Lents Town Center Urban Renewal Area in 1998, Prosper Portland has invested $90 million in infrastructure, facilities, transportation, affordable housing, and business development, but actual transformation of the area lagged. With more tangible results as the goal, Prosper Portland and the city, with community support and input, rolled out the Lents Five-Year Action Plan in early 2014, calling for focused investments that would have the greatest benefit and impact on existing residents and businesses.

Developments include Asian Health and Service Center (AHSC), Lents Commons, Oliver Station, and Woody Guthrie Place.

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