Crossings at Gresham Station Gresham, OR


Crossings at Gresham Station and Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) train, which connects Gresham with downtown Portland. Image courtesy of Myhre Group Architects, Inc.

Crossings at Gresham Station. Image courtesy of Myhre Group Architects, Inc.


The Crossings at Gresham Station is a mixed-use development in Gresham, a suburb of Portland. The Crossings takes advantage of proximity to light rail, providing a model for how to bring walkable development to suburban locations. The buildings are four and five stories in height, with 20,000 square feet of ground-floor retail, 81 residential units, and an underground parking garage. While it appears to be several narrow, human-scale buildings, the Crossings is actually two buildings encompassing an entire block. The project has been a great financial success, with 100 percent occupancy and a sizable waiting list. As Streetsblog reported, “It’s won awards for transit-oriented design and earned the praise of Gresham’s residents and politicians.” The Crossings was built through a public-private partnership between the City of Gresham, Metro (Portland’s regional government), and a private developer; it received a transit-oriented development tax exemption from the State of Oregon.