A New Mixed-Use Complex to Honor Local Philanthropists

Downtown Vancouver will soon feature more apartments, condos and retail along the I-5 Mill Plain entrance while honoring two outstanding longtime community leaders.

Located just two blocks southwest of the I-5 Mill Plain interchange, Our Heroes Place will feature two five-story buildings and a digital clock tower paying tribute to business and community philanthropists and First Citizen honorees Ed and Dollie Lynch.

The Complex’s north building facing Mill Plain Boulevard will be named Ed. Ed tower will feature 25 studio and 1-bedroom apartments above 3,400 feet of retail space suited for a gourmet neighborhood market, coffee shop, or health care services. Potential renters are Clark College students and downtown workforce employees.

The south building facing East 13th Street will be named Dollie. Dollie Tower will feature 24 apartment homes above 2 levels of off-street private parking that can accommodate 42 vehicles. It will have one-bedroom, two-bedroom, three-bedroom, and penthouse units. The building will also have wo levels of secured parking on the lower levels. The views of the city, river, and mountains will be spectacular from Dollie Tower.

The two buildings are joined by a bridge to provide tenants and building staff convenient access to the retail spaces plus allow easy servicing between buildings.

Additionally, both towers will feature a fitness room, community room, and a tribute to Ed and Dollie Lynch.

“Our Heroes Place will serve as a constant reminder to downtown Vancouver guests and future residents of our appreciation for Ed and Dollie Lynch who both worked tirelessly to make our community a better place to live, work, learn and play,” said Elie Kassab, president of Prestige Development, a firm specializing in development projects in the Vancouver area.

The project qualified for eight years of tax abatement to help attract residential capacity to downtown Vancouver. Prestige Development also developed nearby Prestige Plaza Apartments, which featured 100 market-rate residential apartments and retail studios that quickly reached capacity after completion in 2014.

The family of Ed and Dollie Lynch are very humbled by Elie and Nayla Kassab and Prestige Development’s dedication of Our Heroes Place. “By honoring our parents’ deep commitment to the community, others may be inspired to follow in their footsteps,” said Michael Lynch, son of Ed and Dollie.

Prestige Development delivers high quality real estate projects, businesses and services that enhance underserved communities throughout Washington and Oregon by paying special attention to community needs and preferences. Its work includes several projects in downtown Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Sandy and Independence.

Originally Published by the Columbian Here