Historic Rehabilitation and Renovation
- The historic rehabilitation of the three-story Musolf Manor, built in 1910, provides 95 studio units for very low-income singles in Old Town, Portland.
- Most major systems were replaced and the building was seismically upgraded.
- Walsh also replaced 16,000 SF of ground floor storefronts and 2,100 SF of lobby space. The owner, Innovative Housing, desired to preserve and refurbish many historic elements within the building, including the stair handrails, the metal transom windows and the original Foster Hotel sign.
- Owner: Innovative Housing, Inc.
- Architect: Carleton Hart Architecture
This occupied rehab took place in three phases. The businesses on the ground floor were required to remain open at all times during construction, which presented numerous challenges with regard to staging, patron safety, and coordination of construction within the tenant space itself. In addition, the upper floors were renovated in two phases because of federal restrictions that prevent residential tenants from being moved out of the building for longer than 180 days. In order to accomplish this work, the upper floors remained partially occupied throughout the project.
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