Columns of concrete have begun to rise above street level at 2869 N.E. Sandy Blvd. as the foundation and footings of a new six-story, 206-unit apartment building with underground parking appear to be ready to climb higher. With bike parking and ground floor retail commercial use on the first floor, the U-shaped building will tower over STEAM to the east and Katie O’Brien’s to the west.
Apartments, ranging from studio to two-bedroom sizes, will contrast with other development along lower Sandy which has mostly involved renovation and re-purposing of auto showrooms and dealerships.