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Daily Journal of Commerce
Myhre Group Architects
March 9th 2009
Myhre Group Architects has begun initial design work for a new multifamily housing project along the Columbia River, in Astoria.
Located at the former Englund Marine & Industrial Supply building site on the Riverwalk between 15th and 16th streets, Englund Pier will include 26 market-rate condominium units on an elevated pier that stretches partially across the water. Early renderings of the 42,000-square-foot project feature spacious decks around the condo units for residents to enjoy views of the river and the surrounding coastline. The development will also include a 21,000-square-foot parking structure.
Myhre Group associate Michael McLaughlin said the firm will also incorporate two public piers at each end of the project site. The current height of the building is 28 feet, though that could change as the design process continues, McLaughlin said.
"This rendering is more like a character study." he said. "We want to be sensitive to the design of the area."
Due to a limited work period around the water, construction may not begin until November, and could be pushed back another year. The development would take approximately 12 months to construct, according to McLaughlin. The development team consulted with Paragon Construction for the project, but a general contractor has not been formally chosen. Froelich Consulting Engineers is also a project partner.