Raleigh Slabtown is a new 6-story luxury apartment building consisting of retail space on the ground level and studio, one- and two-bedroom units on the upper five levels. Underground parking and bike parking is included.
From a design perspective, Raleigh Slabtown takes cues from the historically industrial character of its surrounding Northwest Portland neighborhood, while also aspiring to create an active urban experience reminiscent of Old World Amsterdam. Warmth is brought into the exterior materials palette through wood accents on the storefront, canopies, fences and roof deck pergola.
Raleigh Slabtown’s interiors are inspired by all the artists, adventurers, poets, and pioneers who bear the Raleigh name. Common spaces include a turn-of-the century inspired fitness room, a water bar, and a club room that spills out onto a rooftop deck, featuring a fireplace, BBQ and sweeping views of Mt. Hood, downtown and the West Hills.
Challenged with poor drainage onsite, the design team created an extensive network of rain gardens around the building. The effect is a lushly landscaped set of outdoor spaces. Targeting LEED Gold certification, sustainable features also include the use of low VOC materials, LED lighting, low-flow fixtures and Energy Star appliances. The use of prefabricated wall panels and other strategies were combined to accelerate construction of this project.