Pearl Place Housing

LEED-Gold Affordable housing building in Portland Bayside.


Ledgewood served as general contractor for the first phase of Pearl Place, a multi-unit housing complex in Portland’s developing Bayside neighborhood. Built for Avesta Housing, the two-building, wood-frame complex totals 60-units of affordable apartments in one-, two-, and three-bedroom configurations. Building one is 25,500-s.f. over four floors, while Building two is 35,500-s.f. over five floors. Both buildings are certified LEED for Homes Gold, the nation’s first multi-story residential development to earn such recognition under the LEED for Homes mid-rise guidelines.

Additionally, the project earned a Special Commendation for an Outstanding Residential Project from the U.S. Green Building Council. It also is distinguished as the first LEED for Homes affordable housing project in Maine, and the recipient of Maine’s first Green Communities Grant from the Enterprise Foundation. Like many of its LEED certified counterparts, Pearl Place boasts locally sourced materials, low-VOC paints and adhesives, Marmoleum flooring in bathrooms and kitchens, carpeting with a high recycled content, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures, and Energy Star windows and appliances.

  • Owner:Avesta Housing
  • Architect:Winton Scott Architects
  • Location:Portland, Maine
  • Market Segment: Multi-Unit Housing