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Under Construction: Little LOCA (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on September 4th 2015.

Construction is underway on Little LOCA, a 105 unit apartment building in the Central Eastside by Ankrom Moisan Architects. The 6 story building will have 105 units, split between 35 studios, 60 one bedroom units and 10 two bedroom units. Up to 5 retail spaces are proposed at the ground level. Parking for 17 cars and 163 bicycles will be provided. The project was taken through Design Review by Foresight Development & Real Estate. The development was then sold to Killian Pacific, developer of a number of Central Eastside project including the nearby LOCA @ The Goat Blocks.

9th and Belmont

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Metro Reports: 2220 NW Pettygrove, Strata, Lents Town Center Property #3, and more


Strata by Solterra, as presented to the Design Commission in November 2015

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights.

Dowl have requested Early Assistance for a project at NE Holman and Airport Way:

New restaurant with attached porch and parking spaces. Building proposed to be entirely within the EG2 zone.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 829 N Russell St:

Early assistance to discuss a historic review for a new 6-story mixed-use building with underground parking proposed.

WDC Properties have requested Early Assistance for a project at 2220 NW Pettygrove St:

New 44 Unit , 4 Story Multi-Family Apartment Building. No parking – THIS IS A AFFORADBLE HOUSING PROJECT

Beebe Skidmore Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 333 SW Park Ave:

Proposal is to change use of current A2 and B occupancy to R1 for transient residential on upper floors. Project will include seismic upgrade, new elevator, restrooms on each floor and new fire protected stair cores and street lobby.

Quilici Architecture & Design Inc have requested Early Assistance for a project at 6825 SW 45th Ave:

New 65-unit apartment building with underground parking.

A project at an undetermined location has been submitted for Type II Design Review by Brett Schulz Architect:

Development of a new mixed use building 18+ apartments & retail space – no parking proposed

Solterra have submitted the Strata  at 3138 N Vancouver for Type II Design Review:

New mixed-use building with 110 residential units and ground floor commercial space. The new development will include on-site parking.

Carleton Hart Architecture have submitted a project at Lents Town Center Property #3 (North) for Type II Design Review:

New 4-story wood-framed multi-unit housing with 64 units and a community space. Working with the PHB.

City Craft Development have submitted a project at 4620 N Maryland Ave for building permit review:

New 3 story 24 unit apartment building with basement

A building permit was issued for a project at 7625 SE Milwaukie Ave (formerly 7627 SE Milwaukie Ave):

New 2 story 13 unit apartment building

Weekly Roundup: Overlook Pointe fire, 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, Field Office, and more

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

Conceptual image of a renovated 10th & Yamhill Smart Park garage (image by FFA Architecture & Interiors)

The Portland Development Commission received three offers for Centennial Mills, according to The Oregonian. All three offers, valued at $1,000, $100,000 and $3.45 million, were rejected. The redevelopment agency will now consider “how/whether to reengage the market”.

The DJC reported that the under construction Overlook Pointe condominium development at 5425 N Minnesota Ave was burned down in a fire* early Wednesday morning.

The PDC voted to sell property at 1053–1201 NW Naito Parkway to The Wolff Company for $9 million. The Oregonian reported that the developer plans to build 340 apartments on the site, 68 of which would be affordable for at least 10 years.

KGW covered the 1,200 apartments coming to the area in and around the Con-way Masterplan area in NW Portland. Construction is underway on Blocks 294E and 295E and the Leland James Buildingwhich are following on from the LL Hawkins and Slabtown MarketplaceImmediately outside of the masterplan area is Q21, which is nearing completion.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the “new mood in Chinatown“, which after decades of divestment might be seeing a change in its fortunes. The Society Hotel opened last year, and will soon be joined by the newly renovated Mason Erhman Building Annex, Overland Warehouse Company Building and Grove Hotel.

The Portland Mercury profiled Swift Real Estate Partners, the San Francisco Investment Firm that is “Snatching Up Old Town Real Estate“. The company’s acquisitions include the New Market Theatera historic building adjacent to the Skidmore Fountain that could receive a significant addition.

Project^’s Field Office will create a “300,000-square-foot urban campus“, according to the Portland Business Journal. Construction recently started on the Hacker-designed buildings at NW Front and 17th.

More than 1,000 people applied for the 65 housing units available to people displaced from North and Northeast Portland, according to The Oregonian.

The City is planning a $25 million renovation of the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park, according to the Portland Business Journal. The scope of the project will include addressing seismic and ADA deficiencies in the existing structure.

Three new surf shops are set to open in the next year, reports The Oregonian. These include Cosube, which will open in Slate at the Burnside Bridgehead, and Leeward Northwest Surf & Sea, which will open in New New Crusher Court at 2450 NE Sandy Blvd.

According to the Portland Business Journal, furniture retailer Room & Board will open next year in the Pearl District’s newly renovated Fisk Tire Company Building.

The Business Tribune wrote about a day in the life of the team at OHSU working on the Knight Cancer Research Building.

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Design Commission approves SW 4th & Grant apartments (images)

The Design Commission has approved an apartment development at SW 4th & Grant by Snohomish, WA based developer Kōz Development. The 6 story building would include 108 studio apartments units. 20% of the units, or 22 units total, will be affordable to those earning less than 60% of area Median Family Income, subject to the Portland Housing Bureau approving the developer’s application for a tax exemption.

2211 SW 4th Ave

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Under Construction: Broadway Tower (images)

This is an updated version of an article originally published on April 22nd 2016.

Construction is underway on the Broadway Tower, a new mixed use building by GBD Architects for developer BPM Real Estate Group. The 254′-3″ tower will include 180 hotel rooms, located on floors 3 to 8, which will be operated under the Radisson RED brand. 175,000 sq ft of office space will be located on floors 9 to 19. The ground floor will include the hotel and office lobbies, as well as the hotel restaurant and a single retail space. Hotel amenities, including a lounge, conference rooms and fitness room, will be located on the second floor. Four levels of below grade parking will provide space for 210 vehicles and 132 bicycles. At the 17th, 18th and 19th floors exterior decks will be provided for the use of office tenants. The largest of these, at the 18th floor, will include landscaping and will face onto the South Park Blocks.

Broadway Tower

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Design Commission reviews Modera Davis (images)

A first Design Review hearing has been held for the Modera Davis, a 12 story mixed used building by SERA Architects for Mill Creek Residential Trust. The building will include 204 apartments and 7,600 sq ft of ground floor retail. A below grade parking garage will provide 145 vehicular parking spaces and 308 long term bicycle parking spaces. At the 12th floor the building will include four residential units, each of which would have private terraces at the corners. The 12th floor will also be home to the building’s amenity features, including a fitness room, club room, dog lounge, dining room and three large exterior terraces.

Modera Davis

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Metro Reports: 140 SW Columbia, 930 NW 14th Ave, Clinton 50 Lofts, and more

905 NW 17th Ave, as presented to the Design Commission in July

905 NW 17th Ave, as presented to the Design Commission in July

Every week, the Bureau of Development Services publishes lists of Early Assistance applications, Land Use Reviews and Building Permits processed in the previous week. We publish the highlights.

GBD Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application and requested Design Advice for a project at 140 SW Columbia St:

full block high-rise ixed use structure. (Note there is an active PC case #16-222207)

Pre-application conference to discuss a full block high-rise ixed use structure. Note there is an active DAR case (set up at the same time as this PC).

William Wilson Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 7119 SE Milwaukie Ave:

New 4-story, 232 unit apartment building with basement garage. Stormwater is proposed to be disposed of through drywells under the garage.

Studio 3 Architecture have requested Early Assistance for a project at 8432 N Syracuse St:

New multifamily 3 story building. Propose to use community design standards.

Emerick Architects have requested Early Assistance for a project at 4732 N Albina Ave:

Demo existing building for development of a new 5 story 56 uint apartment building. Looking to meet Community Design Standards

Bora Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 930 NW 14th Ave:

10 story mixed use building including retail, office, and residential. One level of below grade parking.

Vallaster Corl Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference to discuss a project at 1440 NW Overton St:

New 6 story 69 unit, Market Rate, apartment building withground floor retail and 28 parking spaces.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 1825 NE 108th Ave:

Proposal is to expand an existing retirement community to allow for the construction of a multi-phased expansion which will include a new independent living facility, memory care facility and new parking areas.

SERA Architects have submitted 905 NW 17th Ave for Type III Design Review:

Type III Design Review for a new 6 story mixed use building with 124 residential units, ground floor retail and below grade parking – approximately 70 spaces.

A project at 3220 SE 19th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

(3) story addition to existing building, retain portions of foundation and exterior walls for floors 1 and 2. New parking lot, site upgrages and utilities.

A new building permit is under review for renovations to the Harlow Hotel at 738 NW Glisan St, by Chesshir Architecture:

Complete renovation of 3 story hotel building. Seismic upgrade; change occupancy of portion of main level from retail to restaurant (a2); remove fire escape, construct new interior stair enclosure

Two buildings at 6621 N Montana Ave have been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 unit single story apartment building, 1 of 2

New 4 unit single story apartment building, 2 of 2

A building permit is under review for a project at 8155 NE Air Cargo Rd by Mackenzie:

Shell and TI for new 7-11 with attached car wash. 3000 sq ft store to include sales area, backroom, electrical room, bottle room, (2) bathrooms, freezer, refrigerator and cooler vault. Parking and landscaping

A building permit was issued to North Rim Development for alterations to a building at 940 SE Madison:

Demolition of interior structures and construct (5) new tenant spaces for commercial food kitchens with mezzanine levels, common corridor and restrooms.

A building permit was issued for the Clinton 50 Lofts at 2655 SE 50th Ave (previously 2645 SE 50th Ave):

New construction of a four story 121 unit apartment building with basement parking. With mechanical permit 16-119795-mt.

Weekly Roundup: 120 SE Clay, Gateway Action Plan, 14th & Raleigh, and more

120 SE Clay

120 SE Clay, by Ankrom Moisan Architects and Potestio Studio

The Portland Business Journal reported that Simple will move into developer Killian Pacific’s latest building, 120 SE Clay. The new building will be located directly adjacent to the recently completed Clay Creative office building, which is already occupied by the rapidly growing online bank.

The “Yes for Affordable Homes” bond measure is raking in campaign cash, reports the Portland Mercury. The $258.4 million affordable housing bond measure has raised $170,000, according to filings.

The City Council approved the Portland Development Commission’s Gateway Action Plan. The Oregonian reports that new plan will concentrate on the Halsey/Weidler commercial district.

The Business Tribune wrote about Innovative Housing’s first high rise project, at NW 14th & RaleighThe 93 unit is set to go before the Design Commission for approval on September 22nd.

The DJC wrote about how Central City property owners are fighting changes that would see allowable building heights reduced* in parts of Downtown, as part of the Central City 2035 Plan.

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SW 3rd & Taylor office goes before Design Commission (images)

A proposed office development at SW 3rd & Taylor, that will replace the Ancient Order Of United Workmen Temple, has gone before the Design Commission for its first Design Review hearing. The 10 story building by Ankrom Moisan Architects will include 181,295 sq ft of office space and 9,530 sq ft of retail space. Two levels of underground parking will be provided, accessed from SW 2nd Ave. A bicycle room at the ground level will provide 124 bicycle parking spaces.

The project is being developed by Third & Taylor Development LLC, a partnership between Onder Development and Arthur Mutal. The same architect and development team recently gained approval for a 20 story hotel tower on the same block.

SW 3rd & Taylor office

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Under Construction: NW Portland Hostel Expansion (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on August 11th 2015.

Construction is well underway on an expansion of the NW Portland International Hostel and Guest House, designed by SERA Architects. The five story building will include 15 dorm rooms, 6 private rooms, and one private residential unit on the top floor for onsite management. Proposed ground floor program includes the lobby and reception; a public cafe; and a kitchen and dining area for the use of guests.

NW Portland International Hostel and Guest House

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