Howard Street Charter School broke ground on their future home in Salem, Oregon on May 28th, 2019 at the previous site of the Oregon Department of Energy on Marion Street. Howard Street Charter School provides an innovative public education balancing the humanities, language, arts, science, and technology for grades 6-8.
After 22 years at its current location, Howard Street moved to its new downtown location in January of 2020. Howard Street Charter School was founded in 1997 as part of the South Salem High School Building and was the first charter school to be added to the Salem-Keizer School District. The new central location will allow Howard Street to be close to public transportation and therefore allow easier access for families of those attending the school.
The new location will have many firsts for Howard Street, including a dedicated science lab and its very own music classroom. Features include solar panels, plenty of glass that allows for natural daylight, and a large common area that includes a stunning bleacher stair for gatherings. The school includes 12 large classrooms, restrooms, a new kitchen, and administrative spaces in the new two-story space. Rich Duncan Construction accelerated the build process and were able to get the building finished an entire month early.
Hope has a new address and AC+Co is very proud to be a part of making that happen as the interior designer of the new Union Gospel Mission Men’s Shelter. This 55,000 square foot, 3 story building will double the current number of beds and will increase the dining room from 84 to 200 seats.
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Hope Has a New Address
Check out our newly completed Happy Valley Development which includes luxury apartments and retails spaces in Christilla Commons, Valley Public House complete with a Food Hall and Taproom, and a separate office building housing Allstate Insurance:
The Partners building, located on Third Street adjacent to the IOOF Pioneer Cemetery and across from the Tillamook County Fairgrounds, will be the new home for Oregon State University Extension, OSU Open Campus, provide the classroom space for TBCC’s Agriculture and Natural Resources degree program and have offices for Tillamook County Economic Development, Tillamook County Small Business Development Center and Visit Tillamook Coast. Construction is scheduled to begin later this year.TILLAMOOK, Ore. – The rain didn’t stop the celebration on Tuesday, Sept. 15 when the Tillamook Bay Community College Board of Educators and President Connie Green met with local partners, donors, local and state officials and community members to break ground on the new Partners for Rural Innovation Center.
“This is about all of our futures,” said TBCC President Connie Green. “From our children to the adults in our community, this partnership is about helping them access a clear path to learning valuable life skills, getting business training, earning a college degree and realizing their potential for success.”
The Partners building is a $4.3 million project that is more than 80 percent funded. Recently, long-time community resident Helen Gienger pledged to give $200,000 towards the project in the form of a community match.
“Helen wants to see others who believe in supporting efforts to build a stronger, more viable community come forward and give to this project that is near and dear to her own heart,” Green said. “We are so thankful to Helen for her generosity and enthusiasm as we move forward.”
In response to Helen Gienger’s donation, the Tillamook County Creamery Association has stepped up to the plate with a $200,000 match. In addition, the college has secured $250,000 in grants.
“We only have $650,000 left to go,” noted TBCC Board Chair Deborah Lincoln. “It’s been exciting to see the community embrace this project and recognize the need we have to create this shared learning center for our community.”
To make a donation, contact the Tillamook Bay Community College Foundation at 503-842-8222 extension 1025 or email Heidi Luquette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This project involved the development of a new retail center on South Commercial containing an 18,000 sf, two-story, retail building which was designed to accommodate two drive-up tenants at each end of the building. The building has a northwest design vernacular coupled with a town-center appeal. The development also included the addition of French Press Coffee & Crepes on the southeast corner of the property.