As the Kenton Women’s (KWV) nears it’s re-opening at 2420 N Columbia Blvd in the coming days, Andersen Construction is spearheading an effort, the Pod Build Challenge, to build 14 new sleeping pods for the KWV over the next couple months.
Based on one of three proven designs, each participant (see list below) in the challenge has agreed to donate their time and cost of materials to build at least one pod. Material costs are estimated to range between $5,000-$7,000 per pod.
The 14 new pods, which should be ready by May, will bring the KWV up to full capacity of 20 pods. In the interim, the KWV is using pods on loans as well as 6 pods deemed acceptable for continued use from the 2221 N Argyle St site while the other original pods are set for deconstruction.
For those looking to help out the KWV themselves, move-in baskets are being requested by the non-profit that manages the KWV, Catholic Charities.
For more information about the KWV, head to our FAQ.
Pods being built by:
• Andersen Construction
• Associated General Contractors Oregon-Columbia Chapter
• BC Custom Homes
• Bremik Construction sponsoring Constructing Hope
• Builders FirstSource
• DR Horton
• Legend Homes sponsoring Professional Women in Building
• LMC Construction
• O’Neill/Walsh Community Builders
• P&C Construction
• R&H Construction
• The ReBuilding Center
• Stephens Homes sponsoring Professional Women in Building
• Turner Construction Company