The lot is cleared and the pilings are being driven for the foundation of the Seven Corners Collaborative building on SE Division Street and Ladd Avenue. The building will serve as an accessible resource hub for people with disabilities, teachers, professionals, and parents. Completion and occupancy is scheduled for December 2017.
Despite the pouring rain, a happy crowd was in attendance at the ground- breaking ceremony for the Seven Corners Community Collaborative building in October. The land donated to Community Vision in April 2014 by Multnomah County enabled the non-profit to build a space where other non-profits could reside.
The 25,000 square feet building will be home to Community Vision, two partner organizations: FACT Oregon and Community Pathways, and an Assistive Technology Discovery Lab where families will be able to access life-changing technologies.
The building was designed by Waterleaf and according to architect David Donaldson, it took quite a bit of engineering to design the plan and meet with the Ladd’s edition historic district regulations.
Save the Date! Thursday October 20th
Please join us for our groundbreaking celebration to kick-off of our Seven Corners Community Collaborative building. The new building will serve as Portland’s first universally designed public building and will offer a unique opportunity to provide services & programs for individuals and their families experiencing disabilities. At 25,000 square feet, the building will be home to Community Vision, two partner organizations – FACT Oregon and Community Pathways, and an Assistive Technology Discovery Lab where families will be able to access life-changing technologies.
Please join us!
When: Thursday | October 20th | 11:00am-1:00pm
Where: 1949 SE Division Street, Portland, OR
Portland Tribune, August 20, 2016
Portland’s first universally accessible center is about to be developed on the southeast corner of Ladd’s Addition.
Community Vision is building the Seven Corners Community Collaborative at Southeast Division and 19th Streets, which will house three nonprofits including Community Vision.
“Our goals for the Seven Corners Community Collaborative are to increase access to services to a wider range of people experiencing disabilities, connect people with the ability to communicate via the Assistive Technology Lab and the building itself will serve as a model of accessibility for Portland and the Pacific Northwest region,” said Lisa Steenson, capital campaign development officer with Community Vision.