Benevento building goes for the platinum prize (photos)

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Mark Gamba

Click through for a look at what Benevento residents can expect from their green digs in Northwest Portland.

Developers of the new Benevento apartment building, at the corner of Northwest 23rd Avenue and Raleigh Street, say they’ve met standards to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design “platinum” status.

The building, which features a space-saving mechanized parking system and an on-site stormwater bioplanter that treats rainwater, is named after Rocky Benevento. Benevento had served as the Portland Beavers groundskeeper for nearly 40 years when the team played at Vaughn Street Park. Benevento is a member of the Oregon Sports Hall of Fame.


New Old platinum? See photos of the Benevento project in Northwest Portland


CE John, which has backed several commercial projects around the city developed the structure, which contains the popular New Old Lompoc brew pub.

Thomas A. DiChiara, CE John’s vice president of development, said the project team is “confident” it’ll attain LEED platinum status.

Click on the picture above for a glimpse of some of the Benevento’s sustainable traits, as well as a keen shot of Rocky Benevento himself.

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