The Eastbank Commerce Center (EBCC) is Beam’s signature adaptive re-use project located in the heart of Portland’s Central Eastside district. Purchased in 2001, Beam functioned as both developer and contractor in the conversion of this largely vacant, 80,000 square foot furniture warehouse, into a center for creative businesses. The renovation of the EBCC required demolition of all interior elements and the installation of a completely new infrastructure throughout. Important improvements included two new elevators, an energy-efficient HVAC system, a new entrance and redesigned lobby and exterior elements. Interior spaces were designed on the menu-driven flex work-space model,thus allowing tenants to personalize their respective spaces. Beam’s historically sensitive renovation of the EBCC facilitated its placement on the National Register of Historic Places.
The EBCC has proven to be a catalytic project throughout the Central Eastside Industrial District. Since its completion, City leaders created the new “industrial office” zoning designation, which includes part of the Central Eastside. These more flexible zoning designations serve to attract more creatives to more industrial zones, and are an affirmation of Beam’s vision for the future of the Central Eastside.
phone: (503) 542-8420
location: 1001 SE Water Avenue
Portland, OR 97214