Creating equitable economic development and family wage rural and urban jobs with sustainable wood products, grown and manufactured in Oregon.
The T2 Building Innovation Hub is a signature project of the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition, led by the Port of Portland.
Located on the 53-acre Terminal 2 site in Portland, the facility will build and supply mass timber panels for modular homes, which will be barged and trucked from Terminal 2 to communities in need around Oregon.
Mass timber is emerging as an innovative solution to our growing need for housing. By taking lower-value wood fiber and pressing it into panels for modular home construction, mass timber products can speed up housing production while creating jobs and supporting forest restoration.
The new year-round pavilion under construction for the Eugene farmer's market is being constructed of mass timber.
The two-story center will replace two old buildings, including a former grocery store with no windows. Plans include mass timber and mass plywood materials for the building.
A project to expand mass timber production and industry jobs proposed by the Oregon Mass Timber Coalition — which includes the University of Oregon and Oregon State University — has been selected as a finalist for new federal funding.
Last night, the Oregon Legislature, in Special Session, approved a $5 million appropriation for the Port of Portland and Hacienda Community Development Corporation to build prototypes of modular housing units, made from mass timber, that can be deployed to various sites throughout Oregon.
The money would fund the design and building of modular homes made from mass timber products, a factory and workforce training center.