Rose Villa Pocket Neighborhoods & Main Street
Architect: RLPS Architects and MGA Architects
Owner: Rose Villa
Location: Portland, Oregon
Known for its lush landscaping and relaxed lifestyle, Rose Villa consisted of linear, one-story garden apartments that no longer met consumer expectations. Navigating the steep 22-acre hillside site was challenging for existing residents and daunting for those considering the community. The first phase of gradual replacement or exterior renovation of all 263 units introduced pocket neighborhoods organized around gardens stepping down the hillside. The result creates smaller, pedestrian-friendly neighborhoods within the larger community which capitalize on garden connections and outdoor views.