The Orchards at Orenco
100+ units, new construction
REACH has completed a purchase agreement for a 6.2 parcel near the Orenco MAX light rail station in HIllsboro, OR. This is sufficient to support the phased development of approximately 160 units of housing. Work is underway to design and secure financing for the first phase, a 57 unit, transit-oriented housing project for lower-wage workers in the Orenco neighborhood. The apartments will be located near the Orenco MAX station and built using “Passive House” energy efficient standards, a method of construction that reduces heating bills by up to ninety percent. REACH has received grants from from both Washington County - $750,000 award of federal HOME funds (Home Investment Partnerships Program Funds) - and $500,000 from the Meyer Memorial Trust to support the project. For more information, read our Quick Facts profile.