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Vibrant!
Unveiling our new building's name: Vibrant!
Unveiling our new building's name: Vibrant!
On June 14, 2018 Innovative Housing Inc. celebrated the completion of the top floor of its newest family housing project in the Pearl District of NW Portland. To mark the occasion, IHI hosted a Topping Out Party where guests enjoyed food, drinks, and toured the building still under construction. Special guests included students in Ms. Tracy's second grade class at Beverly Cleary School, who studied the building as part of an affordable housing development lesson with IHI's Executive Director Sarah Stevenson. Bremik Construction project manager Damien Koehler lead the students on a special tour, including a visit to the 12th floor rooftop deck.

IHI waited until the celebration to unveil the building's name - Vibrant! This name was selected to reflect the building's design and intent. When Vibrant! is full of new residents, it will pulsate with life and vibrancy as families create homes for themselves. With its iconic, orange rotated bays Vibrant! will bring new energy to the Pearl's architectural landscape. Vibrant is also defined as resonant, and IHI's hopes are that this new space will elevate and help our residents' voices resonate as they tell their own stories here.

Vibrant! will be home to 93 affordable apartment homes on 12 floors - most are 2 and 3 bedrooms. 40 of the large apartments have rent subsidies and will be set aside for homeless families. The project will be complete in February 2019 and preleasing will begin this fall, with rents ranging from $350-$775 for a one-bedroom, $422-$932 for a two-bedroom, and $487-$1,022 for a three-bedroom.

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Unveiling our new building's name: Vibrant! Unveiling our new building's name: Vibrant!
Unveiling our new building's name: Vibrant!

The Topping Out Party and name announcement garnered some great media coverage:

And even a podcast: