Goose Hollow construction map

Neighborhood Spotlight: Goose Hollow

Portland’s oldest neighborhood is on track to receive some impressive new updates. Over the next several years, locals will be seeing a variety of new property developments that are slated to grow the area and enhance the modern vibe. Anticipated projects include an expansion at Providence Park and the reconstruction of Lincoln High School, supplemented by a variety of apartment complexes and mixed-use spaces.

Police Warehouse Building

Melvin Mark Companies is happy to have a large flexible warehouse space in the Goose Hollow neighborhood that is available for lease. This building, called the Police Warehouse, is located immediately adjacent to the proposed site for the new Lincoln High School building. The warehouse features 42,500 square feet of space across three floors (approximately 14,000 square feet per floor). The first and second floors feature ramp access from the street level while the third floor is equipped with a large service elevator. These features provide unique entrance opportunities for a variety of business types.

Additionally, there is a 70-space parking lot for lease that is adjacent to the building and ideal for customer use, employee use, or storage. These two properties can be leased together or can be leased individually and offer a variety of applications for potential tenants.

The Police Warehouse and the parking lot span the block between SW 16th Ave and SW 17th Ave, which means they are conveniently accessible from both streets. Their location gives tenants easy access to I-405/I-5 and US-26 and they are within walking distance to the Goose Hollow/SW Jefferson St. MAX station and several bus stations.

As Goose Hollow continues to develop and more residents and businesses settle in, the Police Warehouse building and adjacent parking lot will become an even more valuable property to the area. With walk and bike scores of 88 and a transit score of 91, potential tenants can enjoy a flexible space with easy access to surrounding amenities.

Police Warehouse flexible warehouse space

Police Warehouse flexible warehouse space

70-space parking lot

Neighborhood Development Plans

Recently, the northern part of the Goose Hollow neighborhood has been undergoing mixed use/commercial redevelopment activity. As of May 2019, there are two projects that have been completed as well as ten projects that have been proposed, approved, and/or under construction for the area. These projects include:

Lincoln High School Rebuild (approved)

  • A new six-story building and a new track & field located on the superblock of SW 18th Ave, SW Salmon Street, SW 14th Ave, and SW Jefferson Street.

Providence Park Stadium Expansion (recently completed)

  • A four-tiered, 4,000-seat addition plus a covered arcade along SW 18th

Burnside Street Mixed-Use Property (under construction)

  • A seven-to-eight-story building with 130+ apartments, underground parking, and retail space facing Burnside Street and Alder Street.

Press Blocks Complex (under construction)

  • A three-building complex consisting of a 250-foot apartment tower, a 53-foot full-block plaza building, and a 120-foot commercial building as well as underground parking.

Butler Block Mixed-Use Property (approved)

  • An eight-story complex featuring 150+ residential units and ground-floor retail space.

Taylor Street Apartment Complex – 1440 SW Taylor (approved)

  • A seven-story complex yielding 100+ apartments and ground-floor parking.

Morrison Street Mixed-Use Property (approved)

  • A 224-foot-tall building with 300+ residential units, underground parking, and 4,000 square feet of retail space

Alder Street Apartment Complex (proposed)

  • A six-to-seven-story complex featuring 200+ apartments and a small ground-floor parking area.

Taylor Street Apartment Complex – 1500 SW Taylor (proposed)

  • A seven-story building yielding 100+ residential units and ground-floor parking.

“North Hollow Apartments” Mixed-Use Property (completed)

  • A six-story building on SW Taylor Street with 121 apartment/retail units, 900 square feet of retail space, and an underground parking area.

“Alta Art Tower” Apartment Complex (approved)

  • A high-rise tower at 1516 SW Alder St. that will feature 314 residential units and ground-floor retail space.

“Market Hill Commons” Apartment Complex (approved)

  • A five-story complex (most of it set to be constructed below the grade of SW Market St.) yielding 16 residential units and 16 parking spaces.

About Goose Hollow

Established in 1845, the Goose Hollow neighborhood is the oldest neighborhood in Portland. Its first resident was Daniel Lownsdale, who declared a sizable Portland land claim and opened a tannery near what is now Providence Park. At the time, it was the only tannery west of the Rockies and north of Mexico, which helped boost commerce for the city significantly.

As individuals began to make a home in the area, Goose Hollow grew in both size and popularity. Today, it spans north to south from Burnside Street to the Tualatin Mountains and east to west from I-405 to Washington Park. Goose Hollow’s historic charm has remained throughout the years; the neighborhood boasts a variety of early 20th-century buildings and homes that are on the National Historic Register. It also provides residents and visitors with easy accessibility to grocery stores, restaurants, green spaces, shops, and both the downtown and Nob Hill areas.

Nearby attractions include Providence Park, Washington Park, the International Rose Test Garden, the Oregon Zoo, and the Multnomah Athletic Club, among others.

If you’re interested in the flexible warehouse space at the Police Warehouse property, please contact Tim Parker at (503) 546-4537 or at tparker@melvinmark.com [licensed in OR & WA].

*Map courtesy of goosehollow.org