Edwards Center housing project featured in Oregonlive.com

The Edwards Center mixed-use development project in Aloha, OR was recently featured in Oregonlive.com. Read the article.

This two-phased project consists of the renovation and expansion of the existing Edwards Center headquarters. When completed, this facility will total 11,000 square feet and will house classrooms, offices, a full commercial kitchen, and a large multipurpose community space. This expansion will allow the Edwards Center, a nonprofit committed to supporting people with living with disability, to grow its offerings and meet the increasing need for educational, health, and wellness programs in the local community. Construction on the Edwards Center Phase 1 will begin in June

Phase II of the project will consist of the development of a “pocket neighborhood” on property adjacent to the Edwards Center. One of the primary goals of these 10 new residences will be to provide choice, independence, and a sense of community for residents of all ages and disabilities.

Mary McGaughey (right) plans to move with her daughter, Holley, 37, to the Edwards Center in Aloha. McGaughey, 70, has lived with her daughter in a Gresham townhome, getting help from caregiver Amber Wilson (in mirror).

Before The Edwards Center builds its new community center in Aloha, it is destroying an old building there. Volunteers recycled parts of the old building, including 9,000 bricks that would have cost $1.79 each to replace.