Raleigh Slabtown is a new mixed-use, luxury apartment building in Northwest Portland. Taking cues from the historically industrial character of the Slabtown neighborhood, the building is also inspired by an urban experience reminiscent of Old World Amsterdam. Extensive wood accents on the storefronts, canopies, fences and roof deck pergola give Raleigh Slabtown a charming warmth.
The interiors of Raleigh Slabtown recall prominent 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.
The design team created an extensive network of rain gardens around the building which add year-round visual interest while also addressing poor site drainage. The use of prefabricated wall panels and other strategies were combined to accelerate construction of this project, which is targeting LEED Gold certification. Sustainable features include the use of low-VOC materials, LED lighting, low-flow fixtures and Energy Star appliances.