The Marriott and Sixth Avenue Center
Completed in 1997, this complicated retail, hospitality and commercial parking development project highlights Schlesinger Companies’ leadership and expertise in shared parking models. We used innovative parking supply agreements with many of Downtown Portland’s hoteliers and office users to privately finance the entire development. Sixth Avenue Center contains 55,000 square feet of retail space on three floors, 485 parking spaces on 10 levels, and a 20-story, 252-room Marriott hotel. With Portland’s need for more premier hotel rooms, we worked with the Marriott Corporation’s licensee to develop the hotel in a tall, narrow form, which is now a graceful accent to the architectural landscape of SW Broadway, and anchors the development. Retailers currently include one of the top performing Peet’s Coffee stores in Oregon, Office Depot, Jones and Jones Jewelers, and Shula’s Steakhouse.
The fact that Sixth Avenue Center’s parking structure is consistently one of Portland’s best performing parking structures in terms of usage and revenues – and that the project was completed on time and on budget – is a testament to the development team’s intuition and Star Park’s management expertise.