LaScala is part of the 1st and Lombard mixed-use development, an innovative partnership by two developers with individual projects providing housing at variety of income levels and mixed-use commercial opportunities. The two buildings, located on a full-block site in the Old Town district of Beaverton’s core, are envisioned to serve as a catalyst for downtown living, promoting respectful development for the urban lifestyle in the City of Beaverton. The buildings are oriented to work together to define the block, held close to the sidewalk with parking tucked away from view. A pedestrian plaza serves as an outdoor gathering space and transition between the two buildings off of Lombard Avenue, encouraging the use of public transit. The adjacent building, The Barcelona, contains affordable housing and is arranged toward the corner of Second and Lombard with community space at the ground floor level.
LaScala brings a commercial component to the site, focused towards the busy intersection at Lombard and Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy where visible retail will draw people in. The 5-story 47,000 square foot building will also provide 44 apartments targeted to the local work force in a mix of one- and two-bedroom units. The first level will contain a variety of retail spaces for shops or small restaurants, and a lobby entrance for the apartments above. In addition to providing active retail spaces at the street level, resident support areas are provided throughout, including an outdoor terrace and gathering space on the top floor. Building forms are expressed with ample glazing and massing arrangements to provide visual interest. The materials selected respect both the existing and developing urban fabric. Both exterior and interior finishes are composed in a palette conveying quality and timeless sophistication. Units are arranged to maximize views and take advantage of natural light with open floor plans for flexible living.