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$1.5M project to add apartments in Downtown Pendleton

Developer Al Plute expects to complete Odd Fellows Temple project by January 2024

PENDLETON — Developer Al Plute’s latest project is adding another boost to Pendleton’s downtown housing stock.

Plute is remodeling the 125 year-old Odd Fellows Temple, 19 S.W. Dorion Ave., to house 12 upscale apartments.

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A construction worker installs floorboards to a third floor room Sept. 27, 2022, in the Odd Fellows Temple in downtown Pendleton. Developer Al Plute is renovating the building to add 12 apartments. The Pendleton Development Commission approved a $60,000 facade grant and $610,000 upper story grant for the project in March of 2021. The PDC at their Tuesday, Nov. 15 meeting postponed a decision on consolidating their upper story, rejuvenation and facade restoration grants into a single urban renewal program, and will discuss the issue further at a workshop Nov. 22.  

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The Odd Fellows Temple in downtown Pendleton is undergoing renovation Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022. Developer Al Plute is adding 12 new apartments to the building’s upper floors.

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