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We'd like your input on three possible building alternatives for the property at 10520 NE Halsey.

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The 3 building concepts present different options for height, location, and size of building(s). Which of the concepts strikes the best balance of building location and building size?

Response Percent Response Count
Concept A 8.7% 2
Concept B 17.4% 4
Concept C 73.9% 17

Which of the three building concepts does the best job of connecting to and adding activity to the new park?

Response Percent Response Count
Concept A 8.7% 2
Concept B 4.3% 1
Concept C 87.0% 20

Which of the concepts do you like or dislike? Tell us why you feel that way.

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What changes could be made to the buildings to make the design better?

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Are there buildings or businesses on Halsey or Weidler or nearby that you like and think really represent the ‘feel’ of East Portland? Which ones? What do you like about them?

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Why do you choose to go to your favorite places? What do you think Gateway Park could include that could make you feel the same way?

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What types of retail businesses do you think will be successful in this location? Should there be a different kind of retail along Halsey than on the plaza?

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What other offices and shops do you regularly visit in Halsey / Weidler area?

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What other ideas do you have to help us make this project even better?

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How did you learn about this survey? Select all that apply:

Response Percent Response Count
Notice in mail 39.1% 9
Email from Human Solutions 26.1% 6
Email from other community organization 26.1% 6
Nextdoor 17.4% 4
Word of mouth 26.1% 6
Other 8.7% 2
Kirsten Huckfeldt inside Gateway Regional Center
November 17, 2016, 12:15 PM
  • The 3 building concepts present different options for height, location, and size of building(s). Which of the concepts strikes the best balance of building location and building size?
    • Concept C
  • Which of the three building concepts does the best job of connecting to and adding activity to the new park?
    • Concept C
  • Which of the concepts do you like or dislike? Tell us why you feel that way.

    I dislike A & B because the buildings are too high and obstructive. Also, the parking lot is exposed and unclear that it only is to be used by tenants of building.

  • What changes could be made to the buildings to make the design better?

    Do not use Orange on the outside facade. It's 1970's and ugly.

  • Are there buildings or businesses on Halsey or Weidler or nearby that you like and think really represent the ‘feel’ of East Portland? Which ones? What do you like about them?

    Gateway Dental Clinic at 10305 NE Halsey with the wood and brick facade is cool, mellow, and classic like Gateway.

  • Why do you choose to go to your favorite places? What do you think Gateway Park could include that could make you feel the same way?

    Cleanliness, vibrant colors, accessibility and well maintained facilities.

  • What types of retail businesses do you think will be successful in this location? Should there be a different kind of retail along Halsey than on the plaza?

    A casual, dining cafe would be great. Possibly a low-cost daycare facility for the myriad of families in the area.

  • What other offices and shops do you regularly visit in Halsey / Weidler area?

    Plaid Pantry, El Indio, McDonalds, Izzy's, 7-Eleven, .

  • What other ideas do you have to help us make this project even better?

    Cater to a multi-cultural community not just the white, hipsters who may gentrify the area.

  • How did you learn about this survey? Select all that apply:
    • Email from other community organization
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We have heard a number of ideas and comments about what Gateway needs and wants. From this community feedback and the policy objectives, we drafted up three possible building alternatives. We know that none of them are quite perfect yet, but they are meant to describe the choices in front of us. The Mixed-Use Program for the building alternatives includes:

  • Retail on Halsey
  • Small grocery with café facing new Park plaza
  • 75 Apartments (35 Market Rate; 40 Affordable)
  • Office Space (On upper floors)
  • Parking lot (65 spaces)

Building Alternatives

Holst has prepared three designs for building concepts that show how and where the Mixed-Use Program is incorporated and the overall shape and size of buildings on the site, displayed below:

OPTION A

  • Tallest Building at 72 Feet ( 6 stories)
  • Biggest jump from surrounding building sizes
  • Fewest views of the park
  • Parking is a more dominant feature, visible and harder to separate from park
  • Simplest and least expensive to build
  • Smallest building footprint
  • 8030 square feet of retail space

Option A


OPTION B

  • Gradual height increases stepping up from x’ on northeast corner of Halsey to x’ at edge of plaza
  • Tallest part of the building at the plaza
  • Housing adjacent plaza adds security
  • Parking is still a dominant feature, visible and harder to separate from the park
  • 8030 square feet of retail space

Option B


OPTION C

  • Shortest building and increases in height are gradual
  • Least jump in height from surrounding buildings on Halsey
  • Housing overlooking most of park, adds security
  • Surface parking, most ‘tucked under’ the housing, is easier to “screen”, or separate from the park
  • Largest building footprint and likely most expensive to build
  • 8,710 Square Feet of retail space

Option C


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