About the Store
Walmart broke ground August 28th, 2012 on its Hayden Meadows retail center location in North Portland, a 90,000-square-foot store that will bring an estimated 200 jobs to the Portland area and include a 40,600-square-foot Ecoroof. The vegetated roof system will be the largest private Ecoroof in Portland and Walmart’s second Ecoroof in the country. It will serve to decrease runoff, save energy and absorb carbon dioxide. The living, breathing roof is in addition to the full suite of sustainable design and building elements that are incorporated into Walmart’s stores.
“We’re excited to bring a new, affordable shopping choice to Portland,” said Kimberly Sentovich, Senior Vice President, Pacific Division, Walmart. “This property and the two buildings on it have been dormant for the better part of 10 years and we’re pleased to be part of the solution to help bring business back to this part of the shopping center. Over the next year, this project will generate about 150 contract construction jobs. When the store opens it will employ approximately 200 people, providing access to competitive pay and benefits. I’m pleased that we are breaking ground on this store alongside our longtime partners in the community including the East Columbia Neighborhood Association and the Columbia Corridor Association.”
The Hayden Meadows store will include a full assortment of electronics, apparel, toys, home furnishings, health and beauty aids, hardware and more. The store will also include a pharmacy and a grocery department with fresh meats, fruits and vegetables.
The 40,600 square foot Ecoroof will cover the majority of the accessible roof and consist of a layer of waterproof synthetic membrane root barrier, topped with a growing medium, followed by a layer of vegetation. Walmart’s first Ecoroof was installed on a store in Chicago.
“Walmart’s Ecoroof will meet the City of Portland’s internationally recognized sustainable storm water treatment requirements by decreasing runoff, saving energy and absorbing carbon dioxide,” said Sentovich. “The Hayden Meadows Ecoroof gives us an opportunity to test Ecoroof performance in a more moderate climate. We’re proud to help pioneer this innovation as part of our efforts to create a more sustainable world to help people live better.”
The Ecoroof will be installed on both the main portion of the roof as well as on the lower roof, which will be visible from Hayden Meadows Drive and I-5. Walmart anticipates using the perennial plant sedum along with a cascading groundcover and taller native plants on the parapet.
“Ecoroofs can extend a roof’s lifetime by two or three times, create habitat for birds and insects, and contribute to the North Portland community’s well-being. We applaud Walmart for creating a store design with innovative and cutting-edge technology that meets the goals of sustainability in the Portland Plan and we look forward to having a new shopping choice nearby,” said Maryhelen Kincaid of the East Columbia Neighborhood Association.
The proposed store will feature other energy-efficient technology and sustainable design standards, including:
• Lighting that dims as natural sunlight illuminates the store through skylights
• Earth-friendly flooring made with recycled fly ash
• An HVAC system that recycles heat from freezer units
• LED lighting in parking areas
• Recycled materials, such as steel and plastics used in construction
• White membrane on the remaining portion of the roof
• Space for a future Tri-Met bus stop
• Contemporary bicycle racks
The Hayden Meadows Retail Center is located east of I-5 near the Columbia River Interstate Bridge and already includes a Lowe’s and a Petco, among other retail businesses.
For images of the Hayden Meadows Walmart site and a video featuring the Walmart Chicago Eco-roof:http://oregon.walmartcommunity.com/walmart-unveils-its-first-green-roof-in-oregon/
Walmart in Your Community
Committed to serving the communities where stores are located, Walmart and the Walmart Foundation have contributed more than $5.3 million in Oregon in the past year to support several local charitable and civic organizations, including the Black Parent Initiative, Portland Opportunities Industrialization Center, Latino Network, Schoolhouse Supplies and the Oregon Food Bank. In 2012, Walmart donated more than 2.2 million pounds of food to relieve hunger across the state.
Walmart’s investment in Oregon’s economy includes more than 29,000 supplier jobs. Walmart offers competitive benefits including health care coverage, 401(k) plans, career training programs and opportunities for advancement. Many Walmart associates have long careers with the company, and nearly 75 per cent of Walmart’s store management team began their careers as hourly associates.
Careers at Walmart
Available positions include store management, pharmacy, human resources, and a mix of full- and part- time hourly positions including customer service, cashiers and sales associates. Applicants can visit www.walmartstores.com/careers for additional information.
Show Your Support
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