PORTLAND, Ore. – Images of a planned mixed use building at Southeast 44th Avenue and Hawthorne Boulevard have been released, offering the public an idea of what is proposed to be built in the coming year.
The proposed building, which will require the demolition of a 1909 house and a 1921 house as well as the likely cutting of several large sequoia trees, was designed by In Situ Architecture.
The Portland Chronicle previously reported on a single-family home in the Hosford-Abernethy neighborhood that was designed by the same architecture firm.
The Hawthorne building will be called The Truman, according to In Situ Architecture’s website, which is consistent with the ownership information. The Truman LLC, registered to Don Mutal, purchased both properties at 4334 SE Hawthorne Blvd. and 1515 SE 44th Ave. this fall.
Work on the 26,500-square-foot building is expected to start in 2016. No construction applications have yet been received, although demolition applications for the houses and a billboard on the corner have been submitted, as has an early assistance application that describes a four-story, 30-unit mixed use building.