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277-unit, 4-building apartment complex proposed in Hillsboro

The Oregonian

August 11th 2015

Hillsboro planners are reviewing a proposal that would bring four apartment buildings totaling 277 dwelling units to the city's AmberGlen neighborhood.

The project, dubbed "AmberGlen on the Park," would also provide room to park 338 cars and 252 bikes. Two of the apartment buildings would be three stories high, and the other pair would have four floors.

Arizona-based developer The Wolff Company owns the 3.75-acre property, at 20150 N.W. AmberGlen Court. The company's website boasts that it has "invested in, acquired and developed high-quality multifamily assets for more than six decades."

The development calls for "frontage improvements such as sidewalks, lighting, landscaping and pedestrian connections," according to a planning document on the city's website.

A site plan drawn by Portland-based Myhre Group Architects shows that 45 percent of the dwelling units will be one-bedroom apartments, 44 percent two-bedroom and 11 percent studio. The buildings would combine to top 305,000 square feet.

There would additionally be more than 22,000 square feet of garage parking space. Nearly 45 percent of the complex's parking spaces would be covered.

Development in AmberGlen has been heating up lately. Arbor Custom Homes recently completed a 203-unit apartment project along Northwest 206th Avenue and began construction on a 352-unit, 10-building complex at 206th and Wilkins Street.

Planners were also reviewing an application for a 136-room hotel called the "AmberGlen Aloft" on the lot adjacent to where the AmberGlen on the Park project would be. Both properties are between Northwest Von Neumann Drive and Northwest Compton Drive.

And the former Hillsboro campus of the OGI School of Science and Engineering sold in April to a real estate investment firm for $15.1 million. The 40-acre property at 20000 N.W. Walker Road contains 270,000 square feet of space in 15 buildings.

Hillsboro residents have until 5 p.m. Aug. 21 to submit comments on the proposed apartment complex.