Glisan / Gilman Commons

Portland, Oregon

Glisan / Gilman Commons is a two-phase mixed-use development that is a partnership between Human Solutions, Ride Connection, and REACH Community Development. The project is steps from East Portland’s Gateway Transit Center and combines a 15,000 sf operations center for nonprofit transit-services agency Ride Connection with 127 units of affordable housing for transit-dependent low-income seniors and working families.  Lando and Associates, along with Humber Design Group (Civil) maintained a seamless LEED Gold development that spanned two architects and 5-years of work.

The project is anchored around a central parking area that converts into a continuous and curbless ‘Piazza’. The central shared outdoor spaces include an east-west pedestrian connection through the site.  The project is surrounded by green streets, bio-swales and a speciality permeable paving  for the central plaza.  Additional seating areas, covered bike parking and intimate café settings round out the ground floor amenities while upper floors have a number of private vegetable planters and city view roof decks.