The Salvation Army 82nd Avenue ARC

Mackenzie has a long-standing relationship with The Salvation Army, and has provided professional services at a variety of facilities, including several adult rehabilitation centers (ARCs). ARCs have extensive programming needs, as they include group living, transitional housing, office, warehouse, retail, and other support uses.

Mackenzie provided planning and A/E services for the 82nd Avenue ARC in Portland, Oregon, from master planning and entitlements through design and construction, including on- and off-site infrastructure improvements. Mackenzie planners prepared the requisite entitlements for the proposed facility, including a Type III Conditional Use application and Environmental Overlay Zone boundary modification.

The project, completed in 2010, is comprised of 75,000 SF of warehouse space and a 43,000 SF adult residential treatment center. The ARC has 120 beds, a dining room, a day room, counseling rooms, a chapel, and a full service kitchen. Mackenzie’s planning staff and design team worked to incorporate all of the ARC’s diverse uses into a functional two-building layout. The site design incorporated and maintained many of the existing mature oak trees and utilized the site’s environmental zone area as an amenity.