Portland’s Block 300 Receives LEED Gold Certification as Leasing Continues at Newly Renovated Asset
- Jul 12, 2014
Block 300 in Portland, one of the most high-profile office properties in the Pacific Northwest city, recently completed a major milestone. The property was awarded a LEED Gold certification for Existing Buildings: Operations & Maintenance by the U.S. Green Building Council. The certification is a result of the recent modifications brought to the asset, a recent renovation process having been carried out at the facility by the ownership joint venture of JPMorgan, Starwood Capital Group and Kaufman Jacobs.
Block 300 is a 360,000-square-foot office asset located at 308 S.W. Second Ave. in the city’s Central Business District. Once the anchor tenant, the General Services Administration left last year, opening up about half of the total available space. The owners kicked off a multimillion-dollar capital improvement program, and tasked JLL with leasing the facility. The newest tenants include tech companies Puppet Labs and Cvent.
The asset received a major lobby remodel and extensive upgrades to the fitness facility, elevator cabs, common areas, dining rooms, bicycle parking facility and locker rooms exclusively for tenant use, retail amenities, as well as other improvements. The design firm was locally based industry giant ZGF. The process utilized eco-friendly materials and finishes, and features unique elements such as the first Philips Lumiblade OLED light installation in the country and a living green wall.
The building offers 360-degree views of Mt. Hood, Mt. St. Helens and the Willamette River, as it is located just one block from the river. The city’s MAX public transportation system and easy access to nearby freeways also offer advantages. The package includes 24-hour security, including specialized personnel and surveillance cameras and card key access after hours.
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