American Brush Building
116 NE 6th Avenue
We purchased this four-story, turn-of-the-century brick building in the winter of 2012, and completed our renovations early in 2013. The 1907 structure was originally the home of a candy factory. After that, it served as a grocery distribution center before finally becoming the headquarters of the American Brush Company in the 1950s. We are excited to preserve this valuable landmark in the Central Eastside Industrial District, and to make American Brush the new headquarters of UDP.
To make the 19,400-square-foot building safer and to ensure that it will last another hundred years or more, we completed a voluntary seismic retrofit, restored the brick façade, and replaced the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC. We were pleased to be work with Stack Architecture, whose design included new ADA-compliant restrooms and elevator, new windows for natural light and energy efficiency, and various ways of repurposing existing wood in the building. There is onsite parking, and we planted trees to accentuate the green spaces and enhance the area for our neighbors in the local community.
Zoned for light industrial, this is an excellent location for a business—right at the core of a major transportation hub with easy access to the bus line, downtown bike paths, and the upcoming Portland-Milwaukee light rail. In 2011, the City of Portland completed the “Burnside-Couch Couplet.” Once a quiet two-way street, this stretch of Couch Street now gets westbound traffic onto the Burnside Bridge, giving it incredibly high visibility. We welcome some great companies including: Alma Chocolate, Squishy Media, and JDK Design.
For inquires about retail leasing, please contact Neeley Wells:
|May 22, 2013||© Urban Development Partners NW 2013||Leasing Information|