Another project by Lachman Architects & Planners to build communities with community buildings.
In the heart of Deering Center Village, this new mixed-use development offers the best of village living within Portland’s urban city. Award-winning smartly designed, comfortable and affordable apartments are located in the center of this famously walkable neighborhood and above shops. 502 Stevens Ave, Portland.
6 Apartments & Availability
No 1BR/1B Apartment available at this time.
No 3BR/2B Apartment available at this time.
For more information, please contact 502DeeringCenter@gmail.com or 207-831-0651. Please also see the Apartment Brochure.
ABURA: Modern apothecary and skincare studio
Darby Jones: Desirable nonessentials
Wild Child Tattoo: Personal Art
For more information, please contact 502DeeringCenter@gmail.com or 207-831-0651.
Four 1BR/1B, 540 sf
Two 3BR/2B, 1,170sf
Mixed-Use residential above 1st floor neighborhood shops
Spacious Open Plans feature projecting bays with large windows & abundant light.
High Quality Finishes feature high ceilings, hardwood & tile floors.
Comfort features include thermal & acoustic insulation, high efficiency heating, cooling & ventilation.
Off-Street Parking is reserved in the parking lot at the rear.
Deering Center is the quintessential traditional American neighborhood. It is much loved as a family-friendly, walkable residential neighborhood close to downtown today, as it was in the 19th century when it was still an independent town. The neighborhood’s heart is its village center, a collection of businesses, services and institutions. 502 Deering Center is at the core of this village center, featuring traditional mixed-use with 3 commercial tenants and 6 apartments.
Walkability was the underlying pattern when Deering Center was first settled as an independent town. Today, there is renewed interest in car-independence and active living. Superb walkablity remains one of the outstanding features that makes Deering Center a premier Portland neighborhood. The advantages of living in a walkable neighborhood go beyond saving money, getting exercise and reducing pollution. People feel more connected to their community when they see neighborhood children walking to school or friends strolling to the local bakery
The Best of Village Living and Urban City.
Village living offers unique off-peninsula opportunities for a quality neighborhood that is walk-friendly to shops, dining, local schools, higher education (UNE), library, recreation and practice fields, dog walking, jogging, cross country skiing and much more – all at your door step.
In addition, village life is a convenient drive, bus or bike to work, leisure or cultural activities in Portland’s urban downtown – the same qualities that has made Deering Center desirable for 150 years.
Apartment living at 502 Deering Center offers a “live simpler” approach, with high value on options to auto dependency, such as a bus stop in front and bike parking.
502 purposefully created smaller-scaled studios and storefronts to provide opportunities for new neighborhood-based entrepreneurs. These 3 new women-owned businesses complement each other, thereby enhancing their offerings in wellness, health and lifestyle.
Honor Movement Studio closed due to COVID
We are sad to announce that Honor Movement Studio was forced to close due to COVID. Honor was a joyful, sacred place for all who walked through their doors. This unfortunate closing means that their Studio is now available for lease.
It is a stunning, open, light-filled space. 1036 sf includes 2 bathrooms, shower, waiting area, private entry and more – all ADA compliant. Ideal for movement, children’s activities, office, co-working, art and more.
DARBY JONES: Desirable nonessentials
Darby Jones’s flagship lifestyle gift shop offers handmade jewelry, fashion accessories, athleisure apparel, baby gifts, pet products, eco-friendly home and bar-ware, stationery, books, imported goods from Ireland, Scotland and Britain, among numerous additional categories from both artisanal start ups and globally recognized brands. Visit www.darbyjones.shop
ABURA: Modern Apothecary and Skincare Studio
ABURA is an apothecary, storefront, skincare studio, treatment room and production facility featuring Portland-made Abura Skincare products, bespoke personalized blends of bath soaks, hair care, fragrance oils, personal care products, and wellness oriented goods. Visit www.aburaskincare.com
Awards & Press
502 Deering Center received a GrowSmart Maine 2018 Outstanding Project Award. Smart Growth is based on principles that help communities welcome growth in established areas, while maintaining historic and natural assets, encouraging mixed use, diverse housing and transportation options, and community engagement.
For more information see Mainebiz Article.
Social + economic activity = vitality
Of the hood, by the hood, for the hood
Covered bus stop + covered parking + walk friendly = reduce car dependency
Neighbor collaboration + shared driveway = pocket park
(6) units = economic & people activity
It takes a place to create a community and a community to create a place
Good neighborhood fit, set & meet high expectations for new development
Please contact us for more information