Work begins on Hollywood Transit Center development that will add affordable housing

The hollywoodHUB project will modernize existing transit facilities and add affordable housing, businesses, and community space at TriMet’s Hollywood Transit Center.

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The hollywoodHUB development will also include bike parking and a courtyard.

Rendering via TriMet

Work is underway on hundreds of new affordable homes in Northeast Portland’s Hollywood District.

Nearly 35,000 sqft of previously “underutilized” land at TriMet’s Hollywood Transit Center will be transformed into the “hollywoodHUB” — a mixed-use development project led by TriMet, BRIDGE Housing, and resident services provider Hacienda CDC.

The Portland Housing Bureau and Metro combined resources to provide nearly $32 million of affordable housing bond funding — the largest funding award ever received by an affordable housing project in Portland, according to TriMet.

The first phase of the project involves demolishing TriMet’s existing ramp and stairs. A temporary structure is in place to maintain access to the MAX station.

Here’s what to expect when the hollywoodHUB project is finished in 2026:

  • 224 permanently affordable apartments
  • A new public walkway and bus shelter on Northeast 42nd Avenue
  • Pedestrian access to the MAX station with design elements incorporated from the “We Choose Love” memorial mural
  • Updated crosswalks