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About Marylhurst Commons
Mercy Housing Northwest is excited to partner with the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) to develop 100 affordable rental apartments at the former Marylhurst University Campus. Mercy Housing will develop, manage, and provide onsite services at the new community. The Thompson, O’Hara, and Baxter buildings will be removed to create space for the new homes. The development will use the existing vehicle access and roadways on the site to access the new building and will reuse much of the existing parking, preserving open space on campus. The three- and four-story U-shaped building will wrap around a spacious landscaped courtyard for residents. A community room with kitchen and technology center will also be located adjacent to the courtyard.
Interested in learning more about the city permitting process? Click here for a link to the city’s website where you can learn more about the city’s review process.
- The Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, U.S – Ontario Province
- Carleton Hart Architecture
- Walsh Construction Company
- Oregon Housing and Community Services Department
- Oregon Metro
- Housing Authority of Clackamas County
- Key Community Development Corporation
- Key Bank
Marylhurst Commons will be one of the most energy efficient affordable housing properties of its size anywhere in the country. With support from the Sisters of the Holy Names, the project is pursuing Passive House US certification, a rigorous, performance-based certification program. Passive House certified buildings are more efficient to operate, more resilient to extreme weather events, and have central air filtration systems that improve comfort and indoor air quality. The building is expected to use more than 40% less energy than a conventional design. Marylhurst Commons Affordable Housing will also be fully electric, not relying on any fossil fuels for heating or hot water. You can learn more about Passive house by clicking here.
- Design and permitting: Through Summer 2022
- Construction: Fall 2022 through spring 2024
- Building opens: spring 2024
Apartments at Marylhurst Commons will be available to households earning less than 60% of Area Median Income. In the Portland metropolitan area in 2023, 60% of Area Median Income is $67,680 for a family of four. Income limits are subject to change.
This property is not accepting applications at this time. This website will be updated when the project begins pre-leasing in late 2023, or early 2024.
Want to know more?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Watch a recording of the October 2021 community meeting
- Watch the Online Construction Meeting from August 2022
- Send us a message
Amenities and Services
- Onsite Property Management
- Spacious ground-floor community room
- Community Kitchen
- Outdoor Playground
- Spacious Landscaping
- Technology Center
- Bike Storage
- Private patios for ground-floor apartments
- Energy Efficient Appliances
- Centralized HVAC system provides filtered are to each room
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