The modern-looking Boulder Ridge town homes have a spectacular view of the Columbia River, and massive windows on the two floors of the town homes frame the scene.
“You can feel like you can reach out and touch the river,” said Reid Isaacson, director of development for Romano Capital. “When it’s sunny, the river gets lit up. On a clear day, you can see Mount Jefferson.”
Ronhovde Architects designs the units with optional elevator shafts that can be used as storage units. There are soundproof windows, an open floor plan for the bottom floors and gas fireplaces. The units, 24 in total, are already being sold for about $1.25 million, Isaacson said.
Romano said workers will be close to finishing every building by end of the year.
Ledges by Kirkland
Neighboring the Boulder Ridge project, the Kirkland development The Ledges at Columbia Palisades will give homebuyers more options that aren’t single-family homes. The apartment and condominium buildings will offer nearly 200,000 square feet of development, and are set to be completed in 2022.
“The design was laid out on the lot to capture breathtaking views from both buildings,” said Dean Kirkland, chairman of Kirkland Development. “We’ve specifically planned rooftop amenities that will let residents and tenants enjoy views of Mount Hood and the Columbia. Our company has been a big part of the development on the 192nd corridor, and our Ledges project is going to be a great addition to the Columbia Palisades development.”
Kirkland is in a permitting stage for all three phases of the project — parking podium, apartments and condominiums, according to Dana Gardner, director of project development. Workers have started grading and will begin building in the next few months.
The Ledges Apartments is a five-story, 90-unit building with studios, lofts, and one- and two-bedroom apartments, according to the project website. The building has an outdoor covered pool, fitness center and a community room.
The Ledges Condominiums is a five-story, 51-unit building, the website states. The condos range in size from one to three bedrooms. It also has an indoor/outdoor pool, and a fitness center.
Both the Kirkland and Romano developments will overlook the soon-to-be bustling Columbia Palisades development, which includes building plans from most of the major players in local development, including Cascadia Development and Hurley Development.
West of 192nd Avenue in the former quarry, Hurley Development plans on constructing 17 buildings on a 98.58-acre master lot. Proposed buildings include mixed-used housing, retail and workplace buildings. The plans call for 1,729 apartment units, accompanied by 2,921 parking spaces. A handful of restaurants are also set to go into the complex.
Areas to the east of 192nd Avenue are marked for about 84-acres of major development that includes multiple developers who are looking to match the size and scale of the Hurley Development, but only a Vancouver Clinic location has risen there thus far.