Pollock Building will open this summer near city hall
by: SUBMITTED RENDERING / BUENA VISTA CUSTOM HOMES, SUBMITTED RENDERING / BUENA VISTA CUSTOM HOMESThe 20,600-square-foot Pollock Building at Fourth and A in downtown Lake Oswego will have ground floor retail along with office space on the second and third levels.

Developer Roger Pollock, owner of Buena Vista Custom Homes, said that leasing interest has been high in his new building on A Avenue.

'We are encouraged by the interest in the building for both retail space and office space,' Pollock said last week.

The 20,600-square-foot building is due for completion in late June or early July. Groundbreaking was in the fall of 2006.

The top floor will house Buena Vista Custom Homes, as well as Pollock's offices for his new company Cerritos Beach Resort, which is located near Cabo San Lucas.

'Demand for retail and office space has been strong, primarily due to the location,' Pollock said.

He hasn't announced who the major tenants on the ground floor will be. The ground floor will have two retail spaces and the main lobby. That level will have 5,100 square feet of leasable retail area and the second level will have 5,700 square feet of office space.

Buena Vista, on the third level, will have 4,700 square feet.

There will be about 15,000 square feet of below-ground parking on two levels. Both levels will have a combined 37 parking spaces.

Pollock built the new headquarters because Buena Vista was outgrowing its quarters on Meadows Road. Buena Vista has developed homes in Hillsboro, Southwest Portland and Beaverton.

The new building was designed by architect Rich Farington. Its southern side houses the mechanical and circulation core, in order to not disturb nearby condominiums.

The façade is designed to fit in with nearby condos. The south-facing façade will have a third-story roof terrace. Landscaping will be used as a visual buffer between the building's parking access and the condos.

Pollock said the Fourth and A location, which is across the street from Lake Oswego City Hall, was ideal.

'To do a project like this, it was really about location,' he said. 'If we could have not gotten the block we did, I would not have done the project. The location is outstanding.'

Although the building is not finished, he said there's already been buyer interest.

'I've gotten many calls from people interested in purchasing the building outright,' he said. 'it's not something that I considered, but since the interest has been so strong I would never say never.'

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