History of the Project
Community Vision’s track record of providing excellent social services and home ownership opportunities led to the Multnomah County Tax Department contacting us to renovate donated foreclosed properties. With these properties, we created 15 affordable homeownership and rental opportunities for individuals and families experiencing disability. After CV successfully completed these projects, Multnomah County reached out in 2014 with a new opportunity – a triangular lot at the corner of SE Division St and Ladd Ave, which had stood empty for almost 20 years. We saw its potential and knew it would be the site of our new home.
We also knew our office needed to be more accessible, and knew we were not the only organization with this challenge. We dreamt bigger and saw The Seven Corners Collaborative take shape. We created a place where like-minded nonprofits could co-locate to better serve our community: a welcoming, one-stop-shop to explore an array of services for people with disabilities and their families. It is a centralized hub where collaboration and outreach will flourish. The building was developed using the principles of Universal Design and as a model for accessibility, where everyone can come see what is possible.
BUILDING FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Assistive Technology Lab
- Universal Design Features
- Community Conference Rooms
- Training and Education Rooms
- Outdoor Deck
- State-of-the-Art Kitchen
- Green Roof
- Tours Highlighting Accessibility Features
- 25,000 Square Feet
- Architect: Waterleaf Architecture, Interiors & Planning
- General Contractor: Grand & Benedicts