As we create A Great Place in a Great Location through a Deep Green Retrofit, we care as much about how people travel to the Breathe Building as we do about what they do inside when they arrive.
The owner and tenants of the Breathe Building are committed to human and environmental health. It’s important that the health of the Breathe Building mirror the health of the occupants. The yoga studio, wellness center, kids’ gym, and café are all dedicated to facilitating an active lifestyle. So as we create A Great Place in a Great Location through a Deep Green Retrofit, we care as much about how people travel to the Breathe Building as we do about what they do inside when they arrive.
The Breathe Building has a walk score of 89 (“very walkable”), a bike score of 89 (“very bikable”) and a transit score of 52 (“good transit”).
Good pedestrian infrastructure, including sidewalks, street trees, cross walks, street lights, and an interconnected street grid facilitate walking as a viable transportation option. However, walking in this neighborhood is particularly special because of the SE Pedestrian Path just a block away and the many free libraries scattered across the neighborhood. There’s even a poetry pottery stand around the corner!
Flat streets and a robust bicycle infrastructure, including a “bike boulevard” on Clinton Street and a separated bike lane on 52nd make biking a great choice for everyday activities as well as leisure time.
The Breathe Building is well-served by two primary bus lines: the #4 which travels between Gresham and St. John’s via Downtown and Mississippi and the #14 which travels between Lents and Downtown along 50th Ave and Hawthorne Blvd. The #71 and the #75 also provide access to MAX stops, the Hollywood District, Milwaukie, St. John’s, Lents, Parkrose, and Clackamas.
Since the Breathe Building is well-served by active transportation options, the City of Portland did not require on-site parking. After much deliberation, the owner and tenants of the Breathe Building decided that the handful of parking spots that could be accommodated on-site would not be as beneficial to our community as the courtyard. However, there will be ample bike parking, as well as showers for those who commute to the Breathe Building by bike.