Updates for November 2020

  • The CVS Pharmacy is now open for business, and other buildings in the complex are taking shape, with many due for completion in early 2021. The Athletic Club will be the last one to be completed, late in 2021.
  • Landscaping in the parking lot has been completed, including many trees and shrubs.
  • Parking lot lighting is on and keeping things safer during the dark months.

Background on the project:

In 2019, the 1960s-era Milltowner I shopping center was demolished to make way for a new complex of retail and office buildings opening in 2020 and 2021. The library buildings remain as before, but the parking lots were updated and expanded with new landscaping. The development was designed by Pioneer Design Group for Bales/Findley, LLC.

Current known tenants include an expansion site for the Sunset Athletic Club and a CVS Pharmacy with other businesses and tenants to come. Leasing information available from Neville & Butler.

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Updates for August 2020

Buildings at the southwest corner and facing Saltzman are underway, and the pharmacy is scheduled to open in mid-November.

Updates for April 2020

While the library is closed due to COVID-19 (see our News Page for updates) construction south of the library is in full swing. Taking advantage of the library being closed to visitors, the parking lot revamp has been pushed forward, and is in progress. New and improved features include new landscaping and more parking in the upper lot. See the view as of April 26, with curbs in place and driveways coming into focus.

Updates for March 2020

The library is closed (see our News Page for updates) and many construction activities may be on hiatus.
If you want to see other spots in the area, here are web cams at the intersections of Cornell & Murray and Cornell & Saltzman (provided by Washington County and ODOT – https://tripcheck.com).

Updates for January 2020

Winter weather continues and activity has slowed.  Be sure to check back if snow is in the forecast to check for flurries in the parking lot. Look for more action in February as the construction season starts anew.

Updates for November 2019

Construction activity has slowed with the changing of the seasons. Site preparation continues as they get ready for winter weather. More news soon!

Construction Alert for Friday, October 25 – Parking Lot Access

We will see some significant construction activity Friday midday and afternoon while some large water system elements are delivered to the Saltzman site. Traffic will be affected at times during the day, with flaggers managing the flow in and out of parts of the parking lots. Look for large trucks and a crane moving large concrete forms for stormwater drains.

Updates for the week of October 5-13

Site grading and preparation continues on the construction site. The Cedar Mill News reported in their October issue that CVS Pharmacy is to be the corner anchor tenant for the development. Parking is still affected in the lower lot; construction crews are working to make more parking available soon.

Update for the week of September 23-29

Work on sewer and ground preparation has affected parking in the lower lot. Due to heavy rains, work in the construction area was limited for a day or so. Crews are working hard to finish prep of the site to open up more parking spaces again for visitors to the library.

For the week of September 9-16

The contractor will begin laying sewer lines along the fence separating the lower parking lot from the building site. They will do a section, then fill it and repeat until done.  Some parking spaces on the lower level may be temporarily blocked but a flagger will be onsite to keep traffic moving. After September 9th, further pipe work will temporarily affect parking in the upper parking lot in the southwest corner near the stairs.

For the week of September 2-8

The contractor will begin laying sewer lines along the fence separating the lower parking lot from the building site. They will do a section, then fill it and repeat until done.  Some parking spaces on the lower level may be temporarily blocked but a flagger will be onsite to keep traffic moving. After September 9th, further pipe work will temporarily affect parking in the upper parking lot in the southwest corner near the stairs.

April 28: Library Parking Lot Taking Shape – Video Post

There’s lots of activity south of the library, with buildings starting to rise, and with the library closed, they’ve shifted their focus to revamp our parking lot. Check out this panoramic view of the site.

Illustration of new two-story buildings, arcade and pedestrians on the sidewalk showing design of new shopping center at NW Cornell and Saltzman, Portland, OR

Design View – west edge of new Milltowner One development by Pioneer Design Group