The Brewery Blocks

Location: Portland, OR
Type: Mixed-Use
Certification: Multiple LEED Buildings
Square Footage: 1,563,000
Project Completion: 2008
    • 1 LEED Platinum, 4 LEED Gold and 1 LEED Silver buildings
    • The historic armory building, transformed into The Gerding Theater, was the first building on the National Register of Historic Places to achieve LEED Platinum
    • The Henry, a 15-story mixed-use condominium tower, and the Louisa, a 242-unit high-rise residential building, significantly increased the concentration of housing in the area
    • Sustainable urban housing, office and retail space, places to experience art and culture, and smart transportation options helped to create a thriving, 24-hour neighborhood
    • The M Financial building and Block 2 provide mixed-use office and retail space
    • Active streetscape features comfortable furniture and other pedestrian amenities
    • A diverse mix of local and national retailers and individualized storefronts that open to the street have helped make the Brewery Blocks a unique and popular shopping destination
    • Project-wide sustainability features include energy-efficient appliances, high-efficiency glazing, rainwater harvesting, solar PV panels, and heat recovery ventilators
    • A chilled water system atop Whole Foods Market provides water for air conditioning and heating for all seven buildings in the Brewery Blocks
    • More than 94 percent of construction waste was recycled, including demolition
    • The historic Brewhouse and related brewery building were preserved and repurposed, most notably the smokestack at the heart of the Brewhouse and Cellar Building, reducing waste and providing an unequalled sense of place