I scurried up a neighbor’s tree for this overhead photo. The last multi-unit building had trusses delivered today, so soon all the 3-BR homes will be roofed. Unit 14 is decked and the footing for Unit 15 was poured this morning, so the single family homes are coming in close behind. Electricians are rolling through Units 9-13 while plumbers and HVAC folks work on Units 1-8. Next subs to add to the mix: insulation, drywall, gutters and siders. Keep sunny/dry weather in the forecast. We love it!
Guess what? Cully Grove will be featured as part of this year’s Build It Green! home tour on Saturday, Sept. 22nd. Check out a recent Oregonian article for information about Cully Grove and tour details.
It’s hot out there! Framing is nearly complete on the first two buildings. The first front porches are up and looking great. Roofs are stocked, rough-in plumbing is underway, and windows are arriving late next week.
Across the rest of the site, we’re juggling dirt piles, big holes, and foundation forms as the basement buildings prepare to come out of the ground. We brought 27 truckloads of soil to the future community garden site at Thomas Cully Park. Basement slab pours for buildings A and B are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday of next week, after which framing crews will jump over to start building those homes. The first single family home dig-out is done and the concrete crew will start forming up that foundation next week.
The chickens and Oreo the rabbit continue to patrol the site, apparently having a grand old time. Still not sure where the chickens are laying all their eggs, but we hope to figure it out by sight rather than by smell. Let the egg hunt continue…
The site’s getting exciting! Framing has started on bldgs D and E, basements are dug out for bldgs A and B, and foundations are on their way. Lumber has arrived to frame the 1st 4 buildings. We’ve stockpiled lots of soil and hope to bring much of it to the future Thomas Cully Park up the street, which needs clean fill.
We continue to lock in large orders, get subs under contract, and sort through innumerable construction details. Over the next few weeks, the lead buildings will rise up to the roof and the homes with basements will start coming up out of the ground.
More soon! – Eli
It took some last minute work with the city’s permit office, but we’re all set to go for a ~8:30am house move tomorrow (Wed.) morning. Stop by if you’d like to see Zach and Jessica’s house roll Very Slowly around the corner to its new home.
Cully Grove broke ground on Sunday, May 13th amidst the excitement of the first Sunday Parkways of the summer. A homemade doughnut stand was a great way to greet the 20,000+ cyclists who passed by Cully Grove that afternoon. Sugar doughnuts, chocolate doughnuts, gluten free doughnuts, and Eli’s beignets got everyone grinning.
As the crowds began to dwindle the community switched gears from the public party to a private one. The groundbreaking ceremony itself was very pleasant with most of the future Cully Grove residents present. The festivities included writing letters and placing them in a time capsule, digging up little jars of dirt so that the families can have a little bit of Cully Grove with them at home while their future homes are being constructed, and, of course, champagne toasts.
|Cully Grove Groundbreaking|
Please join us Sunday, May 13 during Northeast Portland’s Sunday Parkways. We’re on the route at 4745 NE Going. From 12-2 p.m. we’ll be frying fresh, homemade doughnuts for passers-by. Groundbreaking festivities, including live music, will take place at 2 p.m.
The Yellow house is parked on Going St. ready to move to its new home on 47th Ave.
Today’s Daily Journal of Commerce has a nice cover story about new community-oriented projects, including Waverly Commons and Cully Grove. Check it out!
Also, there’s a story about Cully Grove coming out in the February Hollywood Star News. Look for it on newstands soon.
Please join us Saturday, December 10 anytime from 4 to 7pm.
It’s time to celebrate the many people coming together to make Cully Grove possible.
Neighborhood advocates, future and prospective residents, architects and financial supporters are all part of the Cully Grove extended family – and we’d like to provide a chance for you to meet one another.
Stop by our new home, directly across from the site at 4736 NE Going St. Site walks will be available between 4-5pm. We’ll provide food & drink. Feel free to invite friends curious about living at Cully Grove.
Our best to you and your family this holiday season,
Eli, Noelle & Ozora Spevak
Based on feedback from parents of teenagers, we adjusted floorplans so that all homes have at least two full baths. Check out the new hazelnut and butternut ground floor drawings. Big thanks to Kai at Green Gables!