The Goat Blocks project looks to be nearing the end of the design phase, as the detailing, materiality, and other refinements appear to be finalized. The exterior cladding is relatively untouched with brick veneer, stucco, metal panels (albeit some different colors), and wood highlights. The retail spaces now have a variety of frontages and sizes, from the 82,000 and 25,000 sq. ft. large spaces to the 500 to 700 sq. ft. micro-spaces in the Yamhill Street alley. The plans still call for a hardware store for the larger space with an outdoor garden center on the far southwest corner, and a grocery store for the half-size Belmont fronting space. Retail is concentrated along the northern edge of the site as the southern edge faces mostly industrial and employment zoning.
The apartments look to be mostly 600-700 sq. ft. one-bedroom units with some smaller studios in the eastern most building, and a few larger two-bedroom units around 1,200 sq. ft. at the corner spaces of the western block. Nothing really special about the upper floor residences, but the additional apartment units will be welcome in the Inner Southeast as demand has dramatically increased prices in the last decade. Again, the architecture is economically driven, but the project as a whole is bringing new investment, retail, and housing into a previously overlooked area with a lot of potential.