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Bridge Meadows Celebrates $100,000 Donation With Announcement Of Beaverton Expansion
Portland, Ore.-based intentional intergenerational community extends impact on foster youth, adoptive parents and elders with significant gift from Windermere Stellar
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 10, 2016) – Portland, Ore.-based multigenerational housing community Bridge Meadows has received a $100,000 donation from Windermere Stellar, which will help to fund the nonprofit’s expansion in Beaverton, Ore. The new location, which comes at the invitation of the city’s mayor, Denny Doyle, will replicate Bridge Meadow’s three-generational community model in Portland. The development responds to the Beaverton-area’s critical demand for safe, affordable housing and permanency-focused alternatives to foster care.
“We’re thrilled to receive this significant gift from our friends at Windermere Stellar. They have been our partner in every step of this journey, supporting us since our first location opened nearly six years ago,” said Bridge Meadows executive director Dr. Derenda Schubert. “Contributions, like those from Windermere Stellar, will help us in our efforts to create permanency in the lives of local-area foster children by providing forever homes, assisting adoptive parents with resources and giving elders purpose in their daily lives.”
The Beaverton location will share a similar footprint to the original Bridge Meadows property in North Portland, and will feature an intergenerational community center and 41 total residential units, including nine family townhomes and 32 elder apartments. Currently in the pre-development phase, the Bridge Meadows Beaverton project has secured two acres at the intersection of Allen Blvd. and Menlo Dr. across from the Beaverton Christian Church. In addition to the Windermere Stellar donation, the organization has obtained public resources from the State of Oregon, City of Beaverton and Washington County, resulting in nearly $14 million raised to date. The total project cost will be $15,201,000.
“Windermere Stellar believes in the permanency, community and caring relationships that Bridge Meadows builds for its residents, and we are proud to have been their partner since the beginning,” said Windermere Stellar co-owner Joan Allen, who also serves on the Bridge Meadows Board of Directors. “With the Beaverton expansion, Bridge Meadows will further extend its reach, creating a sustainable solution that does not continually tap public dollars.”
Bridge Meadows Beaverton will break ground in July of this year, opening its doors in April 2017.
“The new Bridge Meadows project is well-aligned with the Beaverton Community Vision Plan and has received the explicit support of city residents, especially neighbors around the site,” said Mayor Doyle. “Bringing more affordable housing, particularly for seniors, is a top priority for the city, and the Bridge Meadows model of serving families who are in the process of adopting foster youth makes it all the better.”
For high res images of plans for Bridge Meadows Beaverton, please visit: http://tinyurl.com/zko34mz.
About Windermere Stellar
Locally owned and managed for 40 years, Windermere Stellar has offices in Portland, Vancouver, Lake Oswego, West Linn and the north Oregon coast. The company’s full-time real estate experts have the local knowledge, collaborative network and dedication to successfully guide buyers and sellers through complex real estate transactions. Brokers donate a portion of their commission from every transaction to the Windermere Foundation, which supports low-income children and families. To date, more than $2.8 million has been donated to over 153 local organizations. Localized real estate information can be found at: windermereportland.com (Portland metro), windermereoregoncoast.com (north Oregon coast) and windermerevancouver.com (Vancouver).
About Bridge Meadows
Bridge Meadows is a 501(c)(3) multi-generational housing community serving Oregon's foster youth, adoptive parents and elders (55+). Its mission is to offer permanency in the lives of foster children by providing forever homes, supporting adoptive parents with resources and giving elders purpose in their daily lives. The nonprofit has one existing location, which opened in April 2011 and can be found on the site of the former John Ball Elementary School in the Portsmouth neighborhood of North Portland. Bridge Meadows will expand to Beaverton in February 2017 and has plans to open additional locations in the future. For more information, please visit: www.bridgemeadows.org.