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frequently asked questions


What does Carbon12 (the name) mean?

The building’s address is 12 NE Fremont St.

Engineered timber products take advantage of the carbon sequestration attributes of wood to provide environmental benefits. The atomic weight of carbon is 12.

Who designed and built Carbon12?

Design by Path Architecture | Construction by Kaiser Group

Northeast Portland resident Ben Kaiser is the owner and principal of Path Architecture and Kaiser Group. Both firms, and Ben himself, are committed to providing sustainable and renewable designs and construction techniques.

“We as architects and builders have to do our part in slowing climate change. We cannot wait for someone else to solve this problem.”

How big is the balcony?

Your covered patio is approximately 188 square feet and can easily entertain 6–8 people.

Penthouse condos will have additional exclusive use and amazing views from their roof top terraces, measuring approximately 350 square feet.

How high are the ceilings?


What retail is on the ground level?

We are excited to announce two retail tenants, a bakery and On-Point Credit Union.

Is there a fireplace?

Penthouse units are plumbed and ready for a gas fireplace.

Is there secured bicycle storage?

Your personal storage unit is secured and provides approximately 100 square feet of space.

What are the Homeowner Association dues? Property taxes?

HOA dues are approximately $467/month and include water/sewer, garbage/recycling, exterior insurance, professional property management and a reserve fund.

Taxes are not yet assessed and will be done so by Multnomah County.

Can I buy as a rental or investment purchase?

Sorry, no. We are accepting offers from owner-occupied or second-home owners.

Please explain the pricing of these units.

In building Carbon12, quality was woven into every decision. Price influences includes:

  • Location: valuable, urban land that offers convenient access to all parts of the city.

  • Construction technology: By using cross-laminated timber (CLT), we’ve minimized impact on the environment and neighborhood. CLT is a stronger and more insulative material that’s sustainable and renewable.

  • Unique: Carbon12 isn’t your average condominium, especially with features including: secure mechanical parking system, solar-ready roof, spacious patios for each unit and an elevator that opens right into your residence.

How many parking spaces do I get?

Units on floors 2-4 are granted one parking space; units on floors 5-8 are granted two.

Can I purchase additional parking or storage?

Sorry, no.

Are pets allowed?

Of course! However, there is a maximum of two pets per unit and dog weight cannot exceed 90 pounds.


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