The Starlight

Central City Concern's Starlight is a 7-story building occupying a 1/4 city block site at the corner of NW Flanders Street and NW 6th Avenue adjacent to a light rail transit line. Previously The Westwind Apartments, the site is currently occupied by (1) one lot, with (1) one four-story multi-unit residential structure.

The proposed project replaces the existing building with 100 new units of deeply affordable SRO and studio housing, combined with extensive supportive services and amenities, and immediate access to Central City Concern’s (CCC) network of medical and social services throughout Old Town. The interior programming will deliver (72) seventy-two efficient Single Room Occupancy (SRO) and (28) twenty-eight studio units, with ample shared amenities and gathering space to elevate community interaction for residents and supportive services staff in the building. The majority of residents will be individuals transitioning from homelessness and experiencing a disabling condition. The project further prioritizes communities who are overrepresented in Portland’s homeless population through service partnerships and CCC’s culturally specific programming.

DATE 2022
Typology Affordable Housing, Mixed-Use
CLIENT Central City Concern
STATUS Completed


Architect Carrie Strickland, Brian Cavanaugh, Ian Roll, Adam Hostetler, Ignacio Quintana
General Contractor Walsh Construction
Structural Engineer DCI Engineers
Photographer Lincoln Barbour Studios