Tigard Ava Roasteria complex, apartments moving forward
Ava Roasteria is moving forward with plans to close on a city piece of property where it plans to build an expansive four-story, mixed-use building.
That building will be located on Southwest Main Street across from the new Cooper Mountain Ale Works, formerly Max's Fanno Creek Brew Pub.
The building will contain an Ava Roasteria coffee shop on the bottom floor, along with a roastery and tasting room and pastry shop.
A second floor is expected to contain executive office space and a community room, with the third and fourth floors reserved for 22 apartments.
A top-floor patio, which will overlook Fanno Creek and will be accessible to the public, will be built as well.
"Building permits have been approved and Ava is working on their … final financing," Sean Farrelly, the city's redevelopment project manager, told Tigard city councilors earlier this month.
Plans are to build on a former "brownfield" site, a location where the soil was once contaminated but has since been cleaned up with the help of a 2017 Environmental Protection Agency grant.
Ava Roasteria is a local company. The original Ava Roasteria coffee shop was built in 2006 on Southwest Hall Boulevard in downtown Beaverton, also on a former brownfield site where a retail gas station was once located. The company has a second coffee shop in Beaverton, as well as one in Hillsboro and another in Lake Oswego.
"We are working with the city of Tigard closely, and our goal is to start the construction in 2021, hoping the pandemic gets under control as soon as possible," said Amy Saberiyan, Ava Roasteria's president. "Construction is 12 to 15 months from start to finish."
If all goes as planned, the Tigard Ava Roasteria will open in 2022, she said.
"We hope this development serves as a catalyst to bring more of its kind to downtown Tigard," Saberiyan added.
When completed, it will be the tallest building on Main Street.
"That big four-story building is really going to change the face of downtown," Tigard City Councilor Tom Anderson told residents during a Nov. 19 city video chat session.
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