Date: Tuesday, Oct. 20

Time: 9:00 am – 10:00 am PDT

Venue: Zoom link will be provided through registration system prior to event


Alex Salazar, Principal, Salazar Architects


Anna Gordon, Community Programs Manager, Verde
Ernesto Fonseca, CEO, Hacienda CDC

Las Adelitas is the outcome of a 5+ year community process in the Cully neighborhood of NE Portland that transforms a former strip club site known for human trafficking into a catalyst affordable housing / public plaza development with deep social, economic and environmental benefits. The work started as a commercial adaptive-reuse project but evolved over time into new construction focused on creating housing justice without displacement. The building also incorporates many sustainable features and is being planned with two innovations: a roof top Community Solar array serving the surrounding neighborhood and a new digital justice focused Electrical Vehicle program. Construction starts in Fall 2020. The three speakers will talk about the community organizing work that re-claimed the site, public policies and development processes, and the Community Design workshops with mostly immigrant Latinx and African families and that helped create the building.