Welcome to the Timeline Page for the Downtown Lake Oswego 137 Redevelopment


Save the Date

“Topping out” celebration for the concrete portion of Buildings A and C is tentatively planned for September 16.

Just a reminder from last week, that “topping out” ceremonies seem to have originated in Scandinavia, where most buildings were made of timber and whole farming communities pitched in to help build a barn or a new house. When the highest horizontal beam was in place, the farmer would throw a party for the community to thank them for their free labor. An evergreen tree was placed on the highest point of the structure for good luck and to ward off evil tree spirits who might be angry about the cutting of trees for lumber.

Today in the U.S. the celebration is not nearly as pagan!

On Block 137 in September we’ll celebrate a milestone in the concrete portion of construction, so stay tuned to our facebook page www.facebook.com/TimelineLO137.

You are encouraged to check our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TimelineLO137 anytime for weekly news and photos.

Please call any of the numbers or email any of the people listed below with your questions.

Time Line LO

Questions Regarding Project Site:
Dan Armstrong          (503) 937-9117           dan.armstrong@lewisbuilds.com

Questions Regarding Construction:
Matt Baker                 (503) 937-9117            matt.baker@lewisbuilds.com

Comments or Concerns:
Elaine Franklin           (503) 819-2647         elainefranklin1@aol.com

Questions from Media:
Elaine Franklin           (503) 819-2647         elainefranklin1@aol.com

Commercial/Retail Leasing:
Kathleen Healy          (503) 274-0211          kathleen@cra-nw.com
Scott Buth                   (503) 274-0211          scott@cra-nw.com
Ashley Heichelbech  (503) 274-0211          ashley@cra-nw.com

Residential Leasing:
Julie Hoffinger           (503) 248-9371          jhoffinger@phkinc.com

Construction Project Office –  457 Second Street, Lake Oswego

August 8, 2016

Click regularly to our Facebook page www.facebook.com/TimelineLO137 for up to the minute news.

Aug 22, 2016
Here is what will be happening this coming week.

Continue forming the 4th floor of Building C with pour planned at the end of the week.

Pouring of the 3rd floor of Building A and beginning to form the 4th floor.

Starting the form work for the 1st floor of Building B.

Grading and underground utility work is nearly complete at south side of the site along Evergreen.

“Topping out” celebrations being planned.

Exterior framing with sheathing and weather barrier is being prefabricated in panelized sections off site. Among the many benefits of offsite prefabrication are quality control and safety and speed of installation.

Behind the scenes all details of architectural and mechanical work are being worked on.

As always don't hesitate to call or email any of the people listed on the left side of this page.

Project News Updates

It’s all Steel and Concrete

Written by Anthony Macuk.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review – 6/30/16. “In a nutshell, we dug a gigantic hole, shored it, and now we’re bringing it back up.” That’s how Ryan Browne, one of two project superintendents, describes the last eight months of...
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Wizer Block 137 Chosen by the Lake Oswego Review as Top Story in 2015

From the Lake Oswego Review Online 12/30/15.  Written by Gary M. Stein.  See full article here. Nothing had as much of an impact on the community in 2015 as the Wizer Block, which sits atop The Lake Oswego Review’s list of the Top 10 stories of the year. 1. Older and Wizer...

Lake Oswego businessman, philanthropist Gene Wizer dies

Jillian Daley, Anthony Macuk, Cliff Newell and Barb Randall contributed to this story.  Originally published in the Lake Oswego Review 12/17/15 Businessman and philanthropist Gene Wizer, whose impact on Lake Oswego extended from his beloved grocery stores to his deep involvement...

Transforming the Wizer Block

Originally published online by the Lake Oswego Review – 11/12/15 Lake Oswego photographer Clifford Paguio’s latest drone photos show dramatic progress over the past week CLIFFORD PAGUIO/FOR THE REVIEW – Nov. 9, 2015: Looking north and west from the corner of...