Designed to be compatible with other historic brick buildings in Northwest Portland, the LEED Gold Ramona Apartments provide 138 much needed work-force and family housing units in the Pearl District. The project was funded in part by a $19 million, low-interest, 60-year loan from the Portland Development Commission. It has a number of innovative sustainable features including a green roof, on-site stormwater treatment, solar panels, a heat recovery system and energy audit panels in several of the units.
HHPR provided civil engineering services including site grading and surfacing, public street frontage improvements, sanitary sewer services, domestic water and fire services for the buildings and stormwater facilities and system design. HHPR also provided landscape architecture for all of the exterior spaces, including a 31,000 square foot green roof and interior courtyard. The courtyard provides separated spaces for residents and children attending the PPS K-3rd grade school and community center on the ground floor. The courtyard also provides stormwater filtration and treatment, and together with the green roof treats 100% of the property’s stormwater.