The Esther Short Building is a 2-story, 33,000 square foot, Class-A office building located on the SW corner of Esther Short Park in downtown Vancouver, Washington. The property is 100% leased and hosts the professional services of LSW Architects, First Pacific Investments, Community Foundation of Southwest Washington, and Cascadia Development Partners.
The property was purchased in 2014 from the City of Vancouver and underwent a $6.5 million dollar complete renovation of the interior and exterior by Cascadia Development Partners. The design included the addition of a new lobby entry, updated floorplans, decks for first floor suites, new restrooms, all new finishes, new landscaping and the addition of a community room with exterior patio and fireplace for the building and other members of the community. Quality building materials were used with an emphasis on design and energy efficiency. The building also offers the West Park Community Room, which is available to non-profits free of charge and to other businesses and community members on a paid-per-use program.
Vancouver’s urban core has seen a resurgence with nearly $1 billion in new construction and redevelopment projects. The local market comprises a diverse mix of neighboring single-family residences, student housing, office, retail, and a mix of affordable to luxury multifamily residences. Vancouver has become a tax haven for affluent residents relocating from Oregon and California.
The site is situated in the heart of the Vancouver’s downtown core area that boasts over 12,000 jobs, 14,000 students at Clark College, 5,000 jobs at the Port of Vancouver and over 1 million visitors annually at the Fort Vancouver historic district. Immediate and adjacent uses include; Esther Short park which hosts numerous outdoor events drawing tens of thousands of visitors, Hilton hotel and convention center, City Hall, gateway to developing Columbia Waterfront project encompassing three million square feet of office, retail and urban residential and Vancouver Farmer's Market.
Banner image courtesy of Rod Sager.