Hard Hat Tours Starting at New Hilsboro Property

You’re invited to a free, one-hour Hard Hat Tour of the Orchards at Orenco hosted by REACH. Orchards at Orenco represents REACH’s latest commitment to sustainability and affordable living - creating communities open to people of all income levels, offering access to transportation options while remaining close to jobs and community amenities.

But Orchards at Orenco is unique for another reason.  It is the largest multi-family building in the United States being built to Passive House energy standards, widely used throughout Europe aimed at reducing tenant utility costs. Orchards is also located in the thriving Orenco neighborhood in Hillsboro, one of Oregon’s fastest growing communities.

Read more about Orchards and Passive House here.

We’re offering “behind the scenes” tours before the building opens to the public. It’s your chance to see this distinctive development unique to the Pacific Northwest.

These will be the only two tours we offer to the public until the Grand Opening in summer 2015 so don’t miss your chance. SPACE IS LIMITED. Click below to register. We’ll see you there.

The site is located at 6520 NE Cherry Drive, Hillsboro, OR.  Tours take place from 4:00 – 5:00 pm on the dates listed below (please choose ONE).  We will start/end on time. Tours are on a construction site.  Please adhere to the following:

  • Dress appropriately - closed toed shoes, long pants, and weather appropriate.  Hard hats and reflective vests provided.  You will be asked to leave the site if your clothing is inappropriate.
  • Guests will be asked to sign a Hold Harmless Agreement from Walsh Construction. Tours will start at the Walsh construction trailer, located on the corner of NE Cherry Dr. and NE 231st. The trailer is located in a gravel parking lot, and is signed with “Walsh Construction.”
  • You may park on the construction trailer parking lot. If taking public transit, Orchards at Orenco is located on the MAX Blue line which stops about a block from the site.
  • We will be climbing stairs. The location is a construction site.  As such, wheelchair accessibility will not be available until June 2015.
  • SPACE IS LIMITED. We encourage you to sign up early.

For further information, contact Laura Recko, Director of Fundraising & Public Relations with any questions.

PLEASE NOTE:  Tours are intended to provide information and education about Orchards at Orenco. They are not intended for people interested in renting REACH housing.  For those interested in renting, please check our website for availability and to review our application process.  You may also sign up on our email interest list by emailing Orenco Station 1 or by leaving a message at (503) 403-1803.  We anticipate model units available for show in early summer June 2015 to prospective tenants.

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