architecture commercial sunset village
Yachats, Oregon - 2007



THE PROJECT
This mixed use complex, commercial with residential above, features four three-story structures grouped along the Pacific Coast Hiway.
As the first of its kind in Yachats, Oregon, extreme care was used in coordinating the planning with City and ODOT officials.
Each of the four structures has retail space on the ground level facing the hiway and parking access and can be used as one unit or two.
The two upper levels of each structure have access off an elevated rear street and contain the potential for two one-story or one two-story
"luxury" residential units with ocean views.

THE SITE
A large, split level city site located between highway 101 and the residential Center Way to the east.
This site marks a transition between the commerial aspects of highway 101 and the residential neighborhood on the hillside behind.

THE CLIENT
Douglas Sowden and Carol Clarke
San Diego, California

THE BUILDER
Owner acting as General Contractor


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The Model
In the original small scale model, only three buildings were planned.



The Commercial Plan
Each business has sheltered exterior access from a common walkway and adjacent parking areas.




The Residential Plans
Ocean views are the focal point of these dynamic residential units within easy walking distance of the beach, the river,
and virtually all of Yachats businesses and restaurants.



Typical kitchen




Typical greatroom (unfinished)










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page last revised april 2015