Stephens Creek Crossing
Stephen’s Creek Crossing, a public housing redevelopment project in Portland’s Hillsdale neighborhood, incorporates 122 affordable apartments in this LEED gold community. A new early childhood center with three Head Start classrooms serves as a gateway for the six acre site. An expansive community center fronts an active entry plaza and an outdoor covered seating area for gatherings.
Landscape improvements include play areas, a series of stormwater planters, a community garden, and a green street. The buildings wrap around a series of open spaces incorporating traditional play equipment along with a ‘natural’ play garden of climbing and balancing logs.
Michael Willis Architects