Under Construction: Fair-Haired Dumbbell
11 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
District: Central Eastside Industrial / Buckman
Developer: Guerrilla Development
A local project that the New York Times said "keeps it funky with design and funding," the Fair-Haired Dumbbell is nearing completion, in the mural-painting phase.
A creation by architect and developer Kevin Cavenaugh, much of the $18 million development budget was crowdfunded. That scheme, along with the funky shapes and artistic mural, caused skeptics to question whether this would ever get built. This 64,700 square foot space is intended for offices and retail.
Under Construction: 19th and Quimby
1502 N.W. 19th Ave.
Developer: Urban Asset Advisors
Designer: SERA Architects
This six-story apartment building has plans for 90 units. Above on-grade parking with spots for 47 cars and 116 bicycles, there are five wood-framed floors.
Under Construction: 21 Astor
901 N.W. 21st Ave.
District: the Alphabet
Designer: FFA Architecture and Interiors
Contractor: Pence Construction
This development is planned for be four floors of mixed-use, including two ground floor retail spaces, 21 parking spaces and 27 apartment units on the top two floors.