409 Cumberland

Brunswick, Maine

409 Cumberland is an affordable mixed-income 57 unit multifamily ‘healthy living’ apartment residence in the Bayside Redevelopment area of downtown Portland. The facility’s concept centered on seamlessly integrating residents with the broader community and indoor with outdoor spaces to provide a holistic living opportunity. The vision for 409 Cumberland was to create an urban community that promotes sustainable lifestyles and inclusivity for the broader community. Common facilities for healthy food preparation, communal dining, cooking workshops and fitness classes are shared by residents and the broader community. Maine’s first community-scaled 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