As required by the Portland Zoning Code, Architect Rich Brooks, CIDA and developer Ben McInnis, BENCO initiated contact with the Eliot Land Use and Transportation Committee and presented their plans to build a 5-story micro unit apartment building at 3116 N. Vancouver Ave. The building with a footprint of 36’x44’ will have eighteen 250 sq ft micro apartments expected to rent at between $866 – $898/ unit.
To make room for the new apartment building an existing 1910 Portland Four Square residential house will be demolished. No parking will be offered on site. Limited secure bike storage of one hook /unit will be provided on the first floor.
The current RX (high density residential) zoning allows this type of development which inserts a 5 story building between two residential houses (one used by Vancouver Baptist Church). Because the role of the committee is only advisory comments focused on suggestions for bike storage and construction materials. There were general concerns about the impact of this project on the surrounding residential homes.