Crescent Court Apartments Breaks Ground

Monday, November 16, 2020

On  November 10, Central City Concern (CCC), Related NW and an array of community partners broke ground on a new project, Crescent Court Apartments, continuing to move CCC forward in our mission of serving the most vulnerable in our community.

In lieu of a traditional groundbreaking, Related NW joined forces with IRCO’s Mill Park Food Pantry to provide groceries for those experiencing food insecurity. Related NW, CCC, Walsh Construction, and the Boys and Girls Club of Portland distributed pre-packed bags of groceries to approximately 100 families. U.S. Bank, Walsh Construction and Related NW donated and delivered food and household items to the pantry; teens from the Boys and Girls Club filled the bags with the donated material. Related NW, US Bank and Ankrom Moisan Architects donated cash to IRCO’s food pantry.

CCC's Sustainable Development Manager, Rachel Maas, helped distribute food at the Crescent Court groundbreaking.

“Beyond offering affordable housing to vulnerable families in our community, we’re offering hope,” says Mary-Rain O’Meara, CCC’s Director of Real-Estate Development. “Hope for the future and hope for all of the families who will call Crescent Court home. We’re proud to continue our partnership with Related NW and all of the partners who will provide much needed services at Crescent Court.”

Located at SE 115th and Division Streets, Crescent Court Apartments is Portland’s newest affordable and supportive housing community for families. Adjacent to Cedar Commons, the partnership’s inaugural affordable development, Crescent Court Apartments will be home to 138 studio to three-bedroom apartments for low and very low-income families, communities of color, and immigrants and refugees. Seven apartments have been designated as Permanent Supportive Housing for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The building will be served by mass transit and other public amenities such as parks, the Midland Library and the East Portland Community Center. Additionally, we specifically located Crescent Court within a mile of our Blackburn Center so that residents may take advantage of all the added wraparound services.

Common area amenities will include a community room with kitchen, shared laundry, internet stations, playground and picnic area. Intensive on-site social services will be provided by CCC, while IRCO will provide services to immigrant and refugee families. After-school programs will be administered by the Boys and Girls Club of Portland.

Completion is slated for 2022.

From left to right: Laurie Linville-Gregston, Senior Associate/Architect  Ankrom Moisan Architects; Imani Muhammad, Area Director of East County Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland; Nami Bigos, Fundraising Coordinator, Immigrant & Refugee Community Organization;  Stef Kondor, Vice President Development Related Northwest; Ryan Hood, Project Manger Related Northwest; Rachel Maas, Sustainable Development Manager Central City Concern; Meghan Herteg, Project Manager Walsh Construction Co.