Mirabella at South Waterfront — 2012 Global Award for Excellence Winner

Mirabella at South Waterfront

Courtyards, terraces and green roofs are integrated at many floors of the project to create active outdoor spaces for residents. Photo credit: Lawrence Anderson Photography

About Mirabella at South Waterfront

Owner/Developer: Pacific Retirement Services
Designer: Ankrom Moisan, Portland, Oregon. Master Planner, Site Planner, Designer, Architect of Record, Interior Designer, Furnishing & Equipment, Artwork Coordination.
Location: Portland, Oregon

Why Mirabella at South Waterfront

Mirabella is a 30-story, LEED Platinum urban “vertical” retirement community including all levels of continuing care with emphasis on a lifestyle for seniors that wish to remain connected and engaged with the greater downtown Portland community. With over 400 residents and employee staff of 140 FTE, the project affords a unique design opportunity for a residential development. The 517,000 sf building on one acre includes 224 upscale apartments, 16 units of assisted care, 23 beds of skilled nursing, and 21 beds of memory care. It also includes 70,000 sf of common area amenities for dining, commercial kitchens, retail, fitness, office and classrooms. Below grade parking for 250 cars is accomplished on one “super level” using mechanically stacked car lifts and tandem parking. The project has achieved 80% occupancy in a challenging economy and has been frequently visited by international architects from China as an example of successful urban housing and model of care for seniors.

Mirabella at South Waterfront

Mirabella Dining Room

Common 24th floor dining room for the residents provides three restaurant venues with 360 degree views of the neighborhood and city. Photo credit: Lawrence Anderson Photography

  • Urban high rise model of Continuing Care model for seniors wanting to remain actively connected with the community.
  • First LEED Platinum Certified Continuing Care Retirement Community in the world.
  • Integration of landscape into dense urban development consistent with River Greenway overlay district.
  • Recognized internationally by visiting architects and senior housing developers as a model for other countries.
  • Marked success in difficult economy and strong acceptance by neighbors and Portland Metro area.

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