Environmentally progressive urban living
Prosper Portland contributed approximately $10 million to the $35 million mixed-use project, much of which financed the St. Francis Apartments, which offer 100 rental units reserved for people with incomes at 30 percent or less of the median area income, and the refurbishing of the YWCA building which housed offices, a community center, social services, and transitional housing facilities.
Bounded by Southwest 10th and 11th avenues and Southwest Jefferson and Main streets, Museum Place has a Portland Streetcar stop and is a few blocks away from the transit mall, which provides bus service north and south through the city, and a MAX light rail station that connects riders to the entire metropolitan region.
The mixed-income housing element of Museum Place constitutes 140 loft-style apartments, with underground parking, indoor bike storage and a ground-level Safeway grocery store that was the company’s first to be dedicated to green building and environmental efficiency. Energy efficiency played a role throughout the project, which earned both Portland General Electric’s Earth Advantage certification and the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED designation.