Gladys McCoy Health Department HeadquartersLisa Norwood2017-10-25T11:02:55-07:00
Gladys McCoy Health Department Headquarters
Building a new headquarters has been a longtime priority for the Multnomah County health department. The project site is adjacent to Bud Clark Commons near Union Station on Northwest Sixth Avenue, between Hoyt and Irving streets, easy to reach by transit and accessible for clients and community members. The nine-story, 159,000 square foot building is expected to bring at least 500 employees into the neighborhood in the rapidly transforming north end of Old Town/Chinatown.
Design & Construction:
ZGF Architects, JE Dunn Construction
The new Gladys McCoy headquarters will replace an aging, inefficient and undersized building and meet the increasing demand for health services. The new building retains the name of the previous headquarters space to honor the late Gladys McCoy, the first African American Multnomah County Chair.
When the county settled on a location for its new Central Courthouse in 2015, Prosper Portland voted to direct $9.5 million from the Hawthorne Bridge ramp relocation to the health department project. Construction began in early 2017, with completion expected in 2019.
Over the last ten years, several critical repair and maintenance projects have been completed at Union Station - the oldest major passenger terminal on the West Coast. Additional repairs are needed to stabilize and rehabilitate the station.
Prosper Portland acquired Centennial Mills in 2000 to enhance the waterfront with public open spaces and facilitate connectivity between the River District, the Willamette River and the Willamette River Greenway.