Ninebark Apartments set to begin pre-leasing

Three-story, 246-unit complex on Washougal waterfront slated to open in spring of 2023

Developers anticipate that Ninebark Apartments, a three-story, 246-unit residential complex currently being constructed on the Washougal waterfront, will open in the spring of 2023.

“Ninety-four units (will be) ready for move-in by April 1,” said Kristen Feldhusen, the director of development for Killian Pacific, the Portland-based real estate company that’s developing the complex. “The entirety of the project will finish construction by the beginning of summer 2023.”

Killian Pacific and CloudTen Residential, a Reno, Nevada-based property management company, will begin pre-leasing efforts in January 2023, according to Feldhausen.

“We have experienced a slight delay in the schedule due to supply chain issues, but we are pleased to be fully delivered in 2023,” Felhausen said. “We have had great success collaborating with our project partners R&O Construction, Holst Architecture, The Port of Camas-Washougal, the City of Washougal and many more to bring our vision to life.”

The complex will feature 246 one-, two- and three-bedroom units across eight three-story apartment buildings; a variety of amenities, including a freestanding clubhouse, lounge, “gear shed” and fitness center; connections to parks, trails and eventually the Port’s adjacent Hyas Point development; and expansive views of the Columbia River and Mount Hood.

“The natural surroundings, adjacency to parks and connection to the existing trail system allow for a strong connection to the outdoors,” Holst designer Kevin Valk said in a news release. “Unmatched amenities, strong sustainability goals, and a desire for lasting social impact make working on this project and collaborating with the development team at Killian Pacific a pleasure.”

Ninebark will feature “ample outdoor greenspace,” with a 1-acre public park along the riverside edge of the property, and an on-site beekeeping pollinator program that will include resident honey tastings, workshops and ongoing programming with a “dedicated” beekeeper, Feldhausen said.

The project “stands out in the market” with a wide variety of certifications, including Salmon-Safe, Fitwel, International Living Future Institute-Zero Energy, and National Wildlife Federation-Garden for Wildlife, according to Feldhausen.

“Thanks to a collaborative effort with the National Association of Minority Contractors (NAMC), the project, together with the general contractor, has achieved its goal of 25% minority and women-owned subcontractors,” she added. “This commitment amongst our team and project partners to incorporate DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) into the RFP (request for proposals), bidding and contract process has proven successful in supporting our equity goals as a market-rate developer and owner.”

For more information about the project and leasing options, visit livea tninebark.com.