Hollywood Library / The Bookmark Apartments | Portland, OR

First-of-its Kind Public-Private Partnership

  • Completion Date 2002
  • Budget $6.6M Housing
    $3.5M Public Library
  • Scale 47 Apartments
    815 SF Retail
    13,000 SF Library

This mixed-use, infill development in the Hollywood District uniquely combines a 13,000 SF branch library with 47 mixed-income apartments. The project represented a first-of-its-kind, two party condominium ownership structure between Multnomah County and private developer, Sockeye Development, LLC. The beautifully designed brick building quickly establishes a civic presence in the neighborhood and eases the transition from single family housing to commercial development with appropriate scale, high quality materials and well-intentioned setbacks. Both the library and housing take full advantage of the urban location and proximity to transit. The newer branch library is able to serve a larger area of patrons, incorporates many works of art and honors local children’s book writer Beverly Clearly. The Bookmark Apartments features studios, split-level lofts, one-bedroom and two bedroom apartment homes with access to a beautifully landscaped 2nd floor courtyard with private patios.

SOJ Scope

  • Feasibility and Financial Analysis
  • Site Assessments
  • Entitlements Management
  • Community Relations
  • Structure Financing
  • Management of Planning, Design and Construction

Project Partners

  • Client:
    • Sockeye Development, LLC
    • Multnomah County, OR
  • Architect:
    • Thomas Hacker & Associates
    • GBD Architects, Inc.
  • General Contractor:
    • Walsh Construction Company