Transforming the Wizer Block
Concrete structures continue to rise from the ground as work progresses on the Wizer Block in downtown Lake Oswego.
Crews are now finishing the last few areas of excavation for concrete footings at the southwest corner of the site and pouring decks as they work south along the east side of the block. In the next couple of weeks, structural gravel will be added in preparation for pouring the lower-level parking slab under what will become Building A on the projects north side.
Also in the next few weeks, we will be doing a tie-in connection to the storm-drain system in the street, says project spokeswoman Elaine Franklin. As always, we will give a heads-up when traffic needs to be re-routed.
Since construction began in earnest last fall, Lake Oswego photographer Clifford Paguio Jr. has been using drone photography to produce a visual record of the Wizer Blocks transformation from 1950s-era shopping center to a mixed-use development with homes, offices and shops. The latest images were taken Monday.
When it is completed in late 2017, the mixed-use development will include 200 residential units, almost 43,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for 430 cars, of which 135 spaces will be for public parking.
The Review will return monthly to the Wizer Block to record the projects progress. Watch for the images on www.facebook.com/LakeOswegoReview, at www.lakeoswegoreview.com and in the pages of The Review.