In 2011, the City purchased the block of Old Town property bound by 1st, Lombard, 2nd and Chapman. By November 2011, the city formed a public-private partnership with Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH) to development the site at 1st and Lombard.
CPAH's The Barcelona, located along the 2nd Street frontage, and has 47 affordable units on four floors. The Grand Opening was celebrated in fall of 2015.
The Barcelona at Beaverton provides active community space – including a ground-floor entry plaza – and resident areas such as a community room, an outdoor patio and solarium on the top floor. The unit mix includes studios, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments and will serve seniors, people with disabilities (eight of the units are fully accessible) and those with modest incomes.
The Barcelona project is designed and constructed to Green Communities standards and includes public art, raised planters, a living wall and a transit shelter.