409 Cumberland

Portland, Maine

409 Cumberland is an affordable multifamily 57-unit apartment complex located in the Bayside Redevelopment area of downtown Portland. The facility’s concept was centered on integrating residents with the broader community and providing indoor and outdoor spaces to provide a holistic living opportunity. The vision for 409 Cumberland was to promote urban sustainable lifestyles and inclusion. Common facilities for healthy food preparation, communal dining, cooking workshops and fitness classes are shared by residents and the community. A rooftop garden and greenhouse provides residents with the opportunity to cultivate and harvest a home-grown diet on one of Portland’s most urban sites. The property’s contemporary design and palettes transition effortlessly from exterior to interior, creating a vibrant, diverse and inspiring environment promoting the vitality of life.


  • 2016 Charles L. Edson Tax Credit Excellence Award in Green Housing
  • June 2016: Greater Portland Council of Governments: Recognition Award for Best Practice in Housing Diversity, Smart
  • Growth/Downtown Revitalization and Sustainability, June 2016
  • The gold standard for affordable housing’, Portland Press Herald May 5, 2015
  • National ‘Readers’ Choice Award’ Housing Finance Magazine, May 2016