Lemon Hotel to infuse new life in the North Park Blocks

Lemon HotelAt the edge of the Pearl District, a mixed-use development at the corner of NW Everett Street and Park Avenue is poised to bring new energy into the North Park Blocks. With future plans in the works by PNCA (Pacific Northwest College of Art) to expand its campus and plenty of creative companies nearby, there’s no wonder this location has enormous potential.  The 12,934 square foot building has been undergoing extensive renovation of the existing historical structure since March, but with a careful eye towards maintaining the heavy timbers , exposed fasteners and lofty architectural character of the 1919 structure.

Tim O’Leary, along with his wife Michelle Cardinal, serve as the developer and owner of what they both hope is a transformative building that will bring European charm to this corner of Portland. The plan for the space includes two ground floor tenants, already leased to Acme Business Consulting and Talent Direct. The remaining 5,245 square feet is being marketed by Urban Works Real Estate as a natural fit for a restaurant operator that could take advantage of the second floor penthouse outfitted with roof top deck and extensive views. The Lemon Hotel, whose name pays homage to the owners’ yellow Lab, is set to open at the end of the summer.

Image courtesy of Tim O’Leary

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Jennifer Wright is a local Portland designer with a focus on commercial architecture and interior environments. She graduated from Fordham University with a degree in Art History and the University of Oregon with a master's degree in Architecture. She has a keen interest in sustainable design and historic preservation, and has had the opportunity to work on updates to several venerable Portland buildings while a project manager at LRS Architects. Jennifer is a LEED accredited professional and strives to keep abreast of relevant materials and systems aligned with maintaining a light footprint. An active member of her neighborhood association, her passion lies in helping advance local relationships and community goals. A true modern lover at heart, her free time is spent searching for vintage home goods for her classic Hillsdale ranch, hanging out with her family and supporting the crafters on Etsy.

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