Kaiser + Path, a group of real estate developers, architects and builders who believe sustainable design is the right thing to do, announces the September 15 grand opening of The Canyons, a new 70-unit apartment complex in Portland, Oregon, that elegantly combines eco-friendly construction with accessible design to meet the unique needs of active adults and anyone with limited mobility.
The Canyons’ open house will take place on Tuesday, September 15th, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Prospective tenants may sign up for a 30-minute, self-guided tour. All visitors must RSVP and are required to observe COVID-19 safety protocols, wear a mask and socially distance during the event.
“I was inspired by my own aging father’s changing needs to envision The Canyons—an affordable, intentional community for active adults ready to unburden themselves of home ownership while staying connected to city arts and culture,” said Ben Kaiser, owner and principal, Kaiser + Path. “The 24-hour concierge provides a wide range of services and curates event programming for all residents while the Wellness Room and Fitness Center prioritize health and well-being.”
The entire building goes beyond compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) such that the entire building is 100% barrier-free and flexible to meet each tenant’s individual needs—from height-adjustable kitchen counters to curbless showers to expansive widths in all common spaces.
“What’s important about The Canyons project is that the designers started with the premise of making the space inclusive to more needs,” said Hannah Silver, an inclusive design educator at Informal Function, LLC. “It was the first time I’d seen a typical developer addressing the needs of an aging and disabled population through their design.”
Kaiser + Path constructed The Canyons using cross-laminated timber (CLT), an engineered wood product made from the region’s most renewable resource. Stronger than steel and lighter than concrete, CLT offers excellent seismic resilience and fire resistance. The six-story building boasts a unique open-air atrium in its center that circulates outside air throughout the structure, and each apartment has its own HVAC system to give every resident control over their climate and ensure they’re always breathing fresh air. Each open-plan, light-filled unit offers efficiency-forward appliances, high ceilings and a wood-centric design that has been proven to lower stress, increase productivity and improve feelings of well-being.
Located at 3450 N. Williams Avenue, The Canyons offers pet-friendly studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom apartments, and is situated beside The Alley, a hyperlocal, outdoor marketplace that will feature boutiques, restaurants and wellness practitioners. The Canyons receives a Walk Score of 88 and a Bike Score of 94, is easily accessible by public transit and is only 20 minutes from Portland International Airport.
The Canyons is a joint venture among Portland-based developer Kaiser Group, their sister firm Path Architecture, and the Tokyo-based Hoosiers Corporation.
For a full list of amenities and options, please visit the Amenities page. Tenants who sign a lease by September 30, 2020 are eligible to receive two months of free rent.
To find out more about the open house, email Jennifer Dillan or call her at 503-239-9610 for more information. Visit the website to schedule a private tour of a model unit. COVID-19 safety precautions are in place, and all attendees are required to wear a mask at the open house and during private tours.
The Canyons At-a-Glance
● Completion: Sept 1, 2020
● Size: 110,000 square feet
● Units: 70 barrier-free units; studio, 1- and 2-bedroom options
● Location: 3450 N. Williams Ave, Portland Oregon 97227
● Owner: Hoosiers Corporation and Kaiser Group, Inc.
● Architect: Path Architecture
● Developer: Kaiser Group, Inc.
● General Contractor: R&H Construction
● Structural Engineer: Catena Consulting Engineers
About Kaiser + Path
Kaiser Group and Path Architecture include real estate developers, architects, and builders who believe sustainable, responsible development is not only the right thing to do—it’s the smart thing to do. We’re at the forefront of the movement to use renewable, resilient cross-laminated timber (CTL) in mid- and high-rise urban buildings. https://www.kaiserpath.com/