If you’ve wandered anywhere near fourth and Harrison recently, you’ve seen this building going up, and like me, wondered “what the hell?” Until recently it’s been unmarked and unbranded, until a website address banner was thrown up in the window. Before that it was nothing but a source for lunchtime ire for me: several yummy lunch carts called this corner parking lot home when they were unceremoniously relocated a couple blocks away to fourth and College. I decided I could forgive this transgression if it was going to become a new Apple store or something fun but alas, it was not to be.
It’s for a project called Cyan PDX, and a visit to their website doesn’t reveal a whole lot. The basic gist is that it’s going to be a condo complex of low impact construction, green living, and lower carbon footprint than other condos going up downtown. The adjacent lot was home to a vacant office building for the last year, but that’s been torn down in the last month and now the building is starting to go up. The white base for the large crane that’s about to go in to get the party started was just completed last week.
Googling around, not much information can be found out about this project, so I guess we’ll have to wait and see. I asked some of the construction folks about it and they just shrugged, but they did tell me that the smaller building that is nearly complete is going to be the leasing office as well as a full model of one of the completed units. Until things move along and the sales office opens, or the website decides to reveal more, it’s a bit of an enigma.