Article by Pamplin Media Group. Originally publish online at The Lake Oswego Review 6/8/17.
Mixed-use development’s new name reflects it prime location next to Oswego Lake
For years, it’s been known as the Wizer Block. Officially, it’s called Block 137. And now the mixed-use development rising at the corner of First Street and A Avenue in downtown Lake Oswego has a new name: The Windward.
That’s the word this week from developer Patrick Kessi, who says the new name was chosen because the property sits above Oswego Lake and offers dramatic views of Lakewood Bay and Mount Hood. The development’s logo signifies decades of water-related activities that helped define the city, he said.
“I am proud of the part The Windward will play in helping this community shape its future,” Kessi told The Review. “This project is a timeless mixed-use development, which not only is environmentally sustainable but also will attract to the core of LO a cross-section of people who will help continue to make Lake Oswego vibrant and economically progressive.”
The Windward is composed of three buildings inspired by complementary architectural styles: English Tudor on First Street, Arts and Crafts on Second Street and Oregon Rustic on A Avenue. It’s the first mixed-use development to be built in downtown Lake Oswego in more than 17 years.
When it is completed, the $100 million development will include 200 apartments, 42,000 square feet of commercial space and parking for 430 cars, of which 135 spaces will be for public parking.
Leasing is scheduled to begin in late summer, with residents expected to begin moving in during the first quarter of 2018. For leasing updates, go to www.livethewindward.com. For construction progress, go to www.timeline-lo137.com or www.facebook.com/TimelineLO137.