- Sellwood Structures Torn Down for 76 Units
- Seventy-Six More Units in Four Stories Coming to Sellwood
PORTLAND, Ore. – A single-family home, a commercial building and several smaller sheds will be demolished to make way for a large multifamily housing complex in the Sellwood neighborhood, by a developer who is behind other large-scale development in the area.
The single-family home, located at 7420 SE Milwaukie Blvd., was built in 1912 and sits on a 5,000-square-foot lot. The single-story house with an attic is 1,568-square-feet in size. A 240-square-foot shed is adjacent to the house.
The property to the north, designated 7416 SE Milwaukie Blvd., is also 5,000 square feet in size. This property contains a 450-square-foot shed and no other buildings.
To the north of that site is a one-story 2,700-square-foot commercial building at 7400 and 7406 SE Milwaukie Blvd. This structure was built in 1948 and hosts several commercial tenants.
In 2011 all three properties sold to Joseph Bradford for a combined total of $716,295. In 2014 Bradford transferred these properties into ownership by Galaxie Apartments LLC.
Just over a month ago the city received applications for demolition of all four structures. The applicant on all the demolition applications is Mildred White of Bama Design and the contractor is Jacobsen Construction Co.
Yesterday, the city received an application for new construction on the property. The application calls for a four-story apartment building with 76 residential units. It states there will be a “basement level parking garage” but does not detail the number of parking spaces.
Galaxie Apartments LLC is registered to Gregory Dolinajec (whose registered address at 3735 SE Clay St. is the same as that of Wilde Properties, Inc., although his name does not appear on that business’s registration) and Russell Campbell.
The LLC’s business address is 7400 SE Milwaukie Blvd., which is one of the buildings that will be demolished for the new construction.
That building is home to Architractor, which is registered to Urban Evolution Development, Inc., which in turn is registered to Joseph Bradford. This development company is responsible for the Moreland Crossing Apartments, which saw the demolition of four houses ranging from 90- to 124-years-old in order to bring a 68-unit apartment complex to the site.
According to his website, Bradford started Urban Evolution Development “out of the need to develop and revitalize homes in the San Francisco Bay Area.”
He is also “currently seeking multifamily opportunities in San Francisco, Portland and Seattle developing apartments / residential development and construction” and is “seeking land as well in these locations and joint ventures,” according to his LinkedIn page.
Flyers are plastered on telephone poles up and down Southeast Milwaukie Boulevard, bearing an image of Bradford and the plans for the development as well as links to a film called Den$ity and United Neighborhoods for Reform.