The Nations neighborhood continues to have a steady flow of new single-family, mixed-use, and adaptive-reuse projects in its development pipeline. Mill Creek Residential continues that trend with the introduction of Modera Nations, a new 398-unit mixed-use development. The project is located on 1650 54th Avenue North.
A request to rezone from IR (Industrial Restrictive) to SP (Specific Plan) zoning has been submitted for the property. Once approve, the request will permit a mixed-use development on the 10.09-acre site. The request was made by Mill Creek Residential Trust, on behalf of the owner. Here’s the quick rundown.
- What’s Now: Industrial Site
- What’s Next: Mixed-use Development
- Developer: Mill Creek Residential
- Address: 1650 54th Avenue North
- Architect: Cooper Carry
- Landscape: Hawkins Partners
- Civil: Kimley-Horn
- Capacity: 398- Units, Apprx. 5,000SF Of Retail, Parking, & Amenities.
Modera Nations sits adjacent to two new developments, Silo West Condos and Alta Union apartments. Modera Nations consists of 3 buildings, two of which has frontage along the Cumberland River natural buffer.
Buildings A&B are situated between 54th Avenue North and the River’s natural buffer. Building C is situated between 54th Ave N and Alta Union. There is a segment of public Green Way which also spans the two buildings along the river. That segment of trail is part of the vision for the Greenways masterplan along the Cumberland River trail. For now, Connection to the nearest trail will require traveling through a series of shared and dedicated bike lanes from the street.
Each building has a set of outdoor amenities and activation which takes advantage of the site’s topography. Building A has a pool deck amenity that sits slightly above the sidewalk on 54th Ave N. There is also an elevated courtyard that sits above the parking Deck. There is a public promenade between Buildings A&B which gets you access to the Greenway Segment. Building B also has a courtyard above the parking structure as well as the dog park just west of the building.
The retail component is proposed in Building C which also features outdoor seating and a welcome plaza with bike parking. Building C also has a surface parking lot. The street scape will provide a community feel and adequate space for walking, however, there are no dedicated bike lanes in the street. The street design is pictured below.
The project is scheduled for the 7/28/22 Metro Planning Agenda.
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