The 318 homes and retail space located next to the MAX stop will be ready next year

PMG PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - The Alta Civic Station development is on track to open in 2021.

The big, high-density apartment and retail complex going up in the Civic Neighborhood of Gresham is moving along and is on schedule to open in late 2021, as planned.

Alta Civic Station will have 318 apartments, a mix of studio to three-bedroom units, plus commercial space. Located just north of the MAX station, on the west side of Northwest Civic Drive, it sits on 7.4 acres, land formerly owned by Metro regional government.

PMG PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - The mixed-use complex will have 318 market-rate apartments and retial space including restaurants.

The project has eight buildings and will feature a 21,000 square-foot publicly-accessible plaza. There will also be a playground and outdoor dining spaces for the restaurants expected to open in the retail spaces.

Metro sold the site to Atlanta-based Wood Partners for $1,000 with the understanding that the development would be high density.

The project was designed by Portland's YBA Architects, who also designed the Downtown Rockwood project in Gresham.

Another large project is planned for south of the MAX station, but that development has not yet been finalized. PMG PHOTO: TERESA CARSON - Althoug the retail spaces are early in construction, the apartments are well underway.

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