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In 2017, Developers Collaborative (DC) responded to the city of Portland’s request for proposals for the sale and reuse of the former Reed School building and property, and was awarded the project. Located on Homestead Avenue in the Riverton Section, the school has a rich history dating back to its founding in the 1920’s.

Consistent with its philosophy of smart growth development, employing historic tax credits to preserve existing buildings, and projects that build community. In 2021, construction commenced on Phase II of the project, the Reed School Residences. Its eight market rate units will add much needed housing stock in the city.

This follows Phase I of the project, a restoration of the other building on site as a new home for addition to providing for Children’s Odyssey, a non-profit school for children with learning challenges.

DC’s efforts have also resulted in the Reed School being added to the National Register of Historic Places.

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