Portland Boys And Girls Clubs To Sell Prime Property In Sellwood

Dated: December 2 2015

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro plan to sell a facility that sits on a prime Sellwood property.

The group plans to sell its Sellwood Club facility as it moves programs closer to communities that are home to many of its members. The organization's board approved the move on Monday.

The property sits on a full city block in a growing Portland neighborhood.               The property sits on a full city block in a growing Portland neighborhood.

The site includes a 25,000-square-foot recreation facility and about 4,000 square feet of offices. It's currently zoned for both uses.

The full site, at 7119 S.E. Milwaukie Ave., is valued at $4.5 million.

Many observers believe the property could fetch at least twice its county-assessed value.

“The Moreland area’s increasing popularity means that the demographics are growing more affluent each day. So I wouldn’t be surprised if this property would be priced higher than what public data suggests,” said Craig Gilbert, owner and principal broker of Windermere Community Commercial Realty.

The sale results from a look at "economic needs of the families and communities currently being served by the organization, as well as identifying where children and families are located today within the Metro area who are in most need of services."

The Sellwood-Moreland Boys & Girls Club opened in 1969 while the Milwaukie Avenue location, called the Fred G. Meyer Memorial Boys & Girls Club, opened in 1989.

Erin Hubert, the group's CEO, said officials will work with Sellwood residents "to reconfigure program services in this neighborhood while also putting ourselves in a better position to financially meet growing needs in underserved communities.”

More than 85 percent of those attending Sellwood programs come from other neighborhoods, primarily those in the North Clackamas School District.

The group serves around 6,000 youths in Multnomah, Washington and Clark counties.

At least part of the proceeds from the sale will feed into a maintenance fund that will serve all local Club facilities.

The organization is undergoing several other major changes, including a major project in Gresham's Rockwood neighborhood. It's creating a campus of youth services with the Open School East building with which the group will share a gym and kitchen.


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