PORTLAND, OR – Mill Creek Residential, a leading developer and operator specializing in world-class rental communities in the United States, announced the groundbreaking of Modera Morrison, a modern mixed-use community near downtown Portland.
Modera Morrison, located at 1120 SE Morrison Street, will add 247 apartment buildings and nearly 11,000 square feet of ground floor retail space to Portland's fast-growing Central Eastside. The seven-story podium-style structure will be LEED Silver certified. The first move-ins are expected in 2023. The community is located between SE Belmont Street and SE Morrison Street, two of the major highways towards the city center that is 1.5 miles away.
"The Central Eastside and the surrounding neighborhoods are one of the most sought-after places to live in Portland," said Sam Rodriguez, senior managing director of Portland development for Mill Creek Residential. "We are excited about the potential this area has to offer and very excited about the tremendous growth the city will see when we start with Modera Morrison."
Modera Morrison's location provides close proximity to a host of local amenities and attractions. With a walk score of 96 and a bike score of 97, Modera Morrison complements the unique lifestyle district in the Central Eastside. The community is within walking distance of the Moda Center, home of the Portland Trailblazers. the OregonConvention Center; and Revolution Hall, a renowned concert venue with an extensive public dog park just across the street.
The surrounding pedestrian-friendly retail corridors are full of shops, restaurants, entertainment establishments, and breweries, including the popular Modern Times and Rogue breweries. With Colonel Summers Park, Laurelhurst Park, and Eastbank Esplanade nearby, residents have convenient access to open fields, picnic areas, bike paths, outdoor sports fields, playgrounds, and a community garden.
The Central Eastside location puts Modera Morrison in close proximity to Portland's major employment centers. Across the Morrison Bridge, downtown Portland has 110,000 employees and 22 million square feet of office space. Other major employment centers in the area include the Lloyd District, Pearl District and Oregon Health & Science University, which create more than 140,000 jobs within a short commute.
The communal facilities include a shared work area and a coffee bar in the resident's lobby for the constantly growing work-from-home residents, a virtual reality gaming lounge, a theater room, a rooftop terrace with panoramic views outdoors, a bistro and Rooftop lounge, yoga and pilates studio, and club-quality gym with custom TVs. Residents of the pet-friendly community also have access to an on-site pet spa, a private garage with controlled access parking, a dedicated bike storage facility, and an Amazon parcel hub with overflow space.
The community will offer studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments with private balconies and cave layouts. The interior of the apartment features three meter high ceilings, Energy Star appliances made of stainless steel, quartz countertops, tile back walls, large household washers and dryers, intelligent entrance locks, and heating and air conditioning with a programmable thermostat. Select houses have desk corners.
Modera Morrison is the 10th development for Mill Creek Residential in the Portland area, joining Modera Belmont, Modera Buckman and Modera Akoya, among others.