Ankeny Row Featured in Planning Magazine8.15.17
Author Mary Hammon spends a day at Ankeny Row, a net-zero energy community designed and built by Green Hammer, diving into questions such as, what makes a great neighborhood? And what helps people accept density?
The project was the brainchild of longtime friends and Portland residents Dick Benner and his wife Lavinia Gordon and Michael and Francie Royce. Ankeny Row is a medium-density infill project in Portland’s Buckman neighborhood, just six miles east of downtown. With a walk score of 92 and a bike score of 98, the property ticks off everything the founding partners were looking for: a bike boulevard out front, easy access to transit, and a grocery store, restaurants and other services within walking distance.