Metro Reports: King Parks, Bowlero, 500 NW 23rd, and more

A building permit was issued for PCRI’s King Parks Apartments. The development will include 70 residential units, 50 of which are larger family-sized two and three bedroom units. All rental units are affordable to households at or below 60% of the area median family income (MFI), with 24 units affordable to those at or below 30% MFI.

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. This post covers January 7th to January 13th, 2019. 

SERA Architects have scheduled a Pre-Application Conference and requested Design Advice for a project at 2135 NW 29th Ave:

6-story market-rate apartment building (approx 200 units) with below-grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 5904 SE 89th Ave:

Construct (2) nine unit apartment buildings and (2) twelve unit apartment buildings. Complete two lot confirmations to produce four individual legal lots that will each site an apartment building.

Early Assistance has been requested by C2K Architecture for a project at SW Marquam St and Sam Jackson Rd:

Multi-Family and Senior Housing

Early Assistance has been requested for the Lloyd Center Bowlero:

Remodel/conversion of former retail space to a Bowlero bowling facility with arcade, bar and food service components. Includes facade modification and exterior signage.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Studio 3 Architecture to discuss a project at the Southwest corner of NW 23rd and Roosevelt St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a 6,700 square foot, two story office building and a 3,500 square foot warehouse. Fifteen surface parking spaces are proposed with access from NW Roosevelt Street. The approval criteria for this review are found in Chapter 33.815.125 of the Portland Zoning Code.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Studio 3 Architecture to discuss a project at 5275 N Bowdoin St:

Proposed zone change from R2.5to CM2. Remove existing home and construct a single building (20 units) for affordable housing

500 NW 23rd Avenue has been submitted for building permit review by Allied Works Architecture:

New construction of 4 story mixed use building, retail on the first floor with associated site work (tenant improvement separate)

A project at 506 NE 53rd Ave has been submitted for building permit review by Studio 3 Architecture:

Construct new 4 story (18) unit apartment building with associated site work and detached trash enclosure under 120sq ft

A building permit was issued to Merryman Barnes Architects for the King Parks apartments at 6465 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

New 4 story affordable housing apartment building with flats, 2-story townhomes and covered parking

Design Commission Approves Block 216 Tower (images)

The Design Commission approved Block 216, a 35-story mixed use building designed by GBD Architects and PLACE landscape architects. The project will include retail, office, hotel, and residential condominium uses, with a 342 stall underground parking garage. The project is being developed by BPM Real Estate Group.

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Weekly Roundup: Albina Vision, Lloyd Center Bowlero, Oregon Harbor of Hope, and more

The Albina Vision would include a new waterfront public space, at the concourse level of Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The park would span over N Interstate Avenue and the freight rail line.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about the Albina Vision, an effort by civic leaders to heal the district with intentional development that reverses displacement, with new public spaces, mixed income housing and cultural buildings.

Proposed legislation could eliminate a potential funding source for the Portland Diamond Project, writes the Willamette Week.

A Bowlero-branded bowling alley is proposed for the Lloyd Center, according to the Oregonian.

The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center is already attracting attention in Portland — and beyond, according to the Business Tribune.

The Design Commission has approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use, a 170-unit building in the Central Eastside, writes the Oregonian.

Portland Architecture had a conversation with Holst Architecture principal Dave Otte about the firm’s transition to new leadership.

The Hyatt Place in the Pearl would likely be the city’s tallest building to have no on-site parking, according to Portlanders for Parking Reform.

The Oregonian reports that ground has been broken on the Fourth and Montgomery Building, the downtown classroom, clinic and office building that will house programs of three higher education institutions and Portland’s city government.

The Oregon Harbor of Hope could be open by this summer. Originally planned as private endeavor, the shelter and navigation center will receive $1 million in funding from the Joint Office of Homeless Services, reports the Oregonian.

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Metro Reports: Saltwood, 1645 SE Nehalem, 2525 E Burnside, and more

Saltwood - Conway Blocks 291W and 292W

The two-building Saltwood development, seen above in the context of other Con-way Masterplan area developments, has been submitted for building permit review.

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. This post covers December 31st 2018 to January 6th, 2019. 

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at the northeast corner of N Vancouver and Page:

New 5 story building using community design standards. Building occupancy is R-2 with combined sleeping units and dwelling units. No offstreet parking. Stormwater method utilizes flow through planter.

Early Assistance has been requested by Scott Edwards Architecture for a project at 2525 E Burnside St:

Interior tenant improvements to existing building and new 2 story addition and associated interior tenant improvements.

A project with two buildings at 7636 N Lombard St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building

New 3 story (12) unit apartment building with detached trash enclosure and associated site work

The Saltwood development on Blocks 291W and 292W of the Con-way Masterplan has been submitted for building permit review:

Saltwood – new construction of 177 unit, 6 story apartment building (5 stories of Tupe 111A over 1 story of Tupe 1 construction). With two levels of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, dwelling units, and a loading area. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical work under 18-278422-MT

Saltwood South – new construction of 6 story, 177 residential unit apartment building (5 stories of Type IIIA over 1 story of Type 1 construction). There is one level of below grade parking. Ground floor consists of residential lobby, retail space, residential amenities, and dwelling units. The building occupies the full block and is configured around a south-facing private courtyard. Mechanical under 18-278466-MT

A project at 12150 NE Airport Way has been submitted for building permit review:

New 2 story convenience store with walk-in freezers and coolers, (2) restrooms, associated site work.

A building permit was issued to Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 2477 SE 106th Ave (previously 10561 SE Division St):

New construction , 2 story, type VB building with ground floor retail, 1 live work unit on ground floor and 4 residential units on second floor

A building permit was issued to Urban Development Group for a project at 1645 SE Nehalem St:

New 4 story 63 unit apartment building, associated site work *** w/18-128359-mt ***

Weekly Roundup: Hyatt Place, Grand Avenue Mixed Use, Nature Conservancy, and more

Hyatt Place

The proposed Hyatt Place at NW 12th and Flanders would rise to a height of 250′, with 10 floors of hotel rooms and 12 floors of residential units.

The 23-story Hyatt Place proposed in the Pearl went in front of the Design Commission last week—where it drew strong opposition from neighbors,* according to the Daily Journal of Commerce. At the same hearing the Commission also approved the Grand Avenue Mixed Use apartments.

Tope, the new rooftop taco bar from the folks behind Ava Gene’s, is now open in the Hoxton Hotel, reports Eater Portland.

The Willamette Week reported that Oregon could become the first state in the nation to institute statewide rent control.

Las Vegas high-end chocolate shop Jinju Chocolates is opening a store in The Silica on N Williams, writes Eater Portland.

The Business Tribune wrote about the major renovation underway at the headquarters of the Nature Conservancy at SE 14th & Belmont.

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Weekly Roundup: Blackburn Building, Multnomah County Courthouse, and Portland Diamond Project

Central City Concern Blackburn Building

The Blackburn Building is currently under construction at E Burnside and 122nd.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction of Central City Concern’s Blackburn Building, a “six-story building [which] will feature three stories of health care services and ground-floor retail space as well as 175 apartments for Portland’s most disadvantaged individuals.”*

One month after topping out, the new Multnomah County Central Courthouse is taking shape inside and out, reports the Business Tribune.

The Oregonian obtained the terms of the agreement between the Portland Diamond Project and the Port of Portland.

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Focus: The 25 Most Popular Posts of 2018

Block 216

The 35-story Block 216 tower was approved in December. Our post about the project’s Design Advice Request was our most popular post of the year.

Happy New Year.

2018 is the fourth full year Next Portland has been in operation and I’m excited to see what 2019 brings. I’m currently on vacation in Scotland, so new posts will continue to be sporadic until I return next week.

Last year was another busy year for the site. Of the course of the year 141 new posts were published, with nearly 900,000 page views.

The year started with the last of the pre-inclusionary zoning (IZ) projects working their way through the design review process. In February it was reported by the Portland Mercury that Portland’s inclusionary zoning mandate was getting lackluster results, with only 12 qualifying building in the pipeline.

By the end of the year Next Portland had posted about a number of large post-IZ developments that have been approved through design review. These include 815 W Burnside, 1715 SW Salmon, Nomad, the ART Tower Block 216, 1935 N Killingsworth and the Pepsi Blocks. The Portland Housing Bureau now estimates that there are 43 projects subject to inclusionary zoning in the pipeline, with 362 affordable units in projects that have permits or are close to permitting.

Despite the uptick in post-IZ proposals, new design review and building permit applications remain down relative to years ago. At the end of the year the Bureau of Development Services was forced to lay off staff for the first time since the recession, citing “quite sobering” forecasts.

Similarly to 2017, many of the most popular posts were published in previous years, a reflection of the fact that the content Next Portland remains relevant for a long time, as buildings move through construction and into occupancy. One post in the top 25 most popular posts was from 2015; seven posts were from 2016; six posts were from 2017; and eleven were published in 2018.

In reverse order, here are our 25 most popular posts of the year:

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Metro Reports: OHSU Expansion, Adidas South Building, 140 SW Columbia, and more

Adidas Campus Village

The South Building at the Adidas Campus Village expansion has been submitted for building permit review. The building, seen here from Madrona Park, will be built on top of an existing parking garage.

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. This post covers December 10th to December 16th, 2018. 

Design Advice has been requested by Alamo Manhattan for a project on South Waterfront Blocks 41, 42, 44 and 45:

Four separate structures with a mixed-use program comprised of mulit-family housing(1,125 units total), commercial and parking uses. The project will also include greenway improvements and infrastructure.

Design Advice has been requested by Mithun for the Pepsi Blocks Phase 1a:

Phase 1a of the Sandy Blvd Planned Development. Includes the renovation of the existing mid-century Pepsi warehouse, one new apartment building, altered south facade of existing warehouse (W1), below grade parking, a new publicly- accessible Plaza and design of a multi-modal east-west connector (woonerf)

Design Advice has been requested by NBBJ for the OHSU Hospital Expansion Project:

Design Advice Request to discuss construction of a 14 story building on the site of the former School of Dentistry on the OHSU campus. The project is an expansion of inpatient services. Approximately 200 to 300 parking spaces are proposed for use by patients as part of the project. Approval of the project requires this meeting and a Marquam Hill Parking Review.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 3019 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Proposal is for new residential building with six units. The project intends to meet Community Design Standards of 33.218.140. Project may need adjustments to property line setbacks on southwest, north and west side of property. Zoning is CM3d and RHd.

Early Assistance has been requested by Brett Schulz Architect for a project at 110 SE Main St:

Proposal is the renovation of existing one story concrete building for industrial office and retail sales/service tenants.

Early Assistance has been requested by William Kaven Architecture for a project at 3802 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Divide the property into 4 lots, demolish existing building, construct (4) 3-story mixed used buildings, 19 units each.

Early Assistance has been requested by Studio 3 Architecture for a project at NW 23rd and Roosevelt:

Vacant lot, add new warehouse and office with onsite parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Lever Architecture for a project at 1130 NE Alberta St:

New construction of a 4-story mixed use building; 1 level of below grade parking, 1 story ground floor retail, 1-story of office, 2 stories of co-housing with lofts. The overall building height is 60ft. The project is pursuing affordable commercial space and high ground floor ceiling bonuses. approx. 85-90 units of housing

Early Assistance has been requested by Clark/Kjos Architects for a project at 1500 SE 96th Ave:

Design Review for a four to five story medical office building and adjacent surface parking for Adventist Medical Center

A project at 5702 SE Center St has been submitted for a Type II Adjustment Review:

New 1-story + mezzanine commercial office space (approximately 7,000 sq ft with on-site parking). Request for adjustment to allow vehicles on the property accessed from SE Center St 33.130.215.B.1.B.2 (building setback).

A project at 1500 SW Taylor St has been submitted for a Type III Design Review by Leeb Architects:

Development of a seven-story mixed use building, consisting of a five-story wood frame building over a two level podium with a concrete structure. Two modifications requested for encroachments into parking spaces and reduce the spacing for bike parking spaces from 24″-18″.

A structural permit has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture for the South Building at the Adidas Campus Expansion:

STR 01 – New building structural frame for 4 stories of mass timber construction (assembly) built on top of an existing parking garage. Work includes steel braced frame core with elevator pit and stairs for the new structure. Seismic upgrades to the existing 3 story post tensioned concrete structure below parking garage

A project at 6935 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Brett Schulz Architect:

New 2 story apartment with 11 SRO sleeping units, with one retail space- M occupany (no occupancy this permit) trash enclosure shared with adjacent building. ***mechanical to be deferred.***

A project at 5663 NE Glisan St has been submitted for building permit review by Novak Architecture:

New three story, 15 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework *** w/18-280954-CO & 18-280959-MT & 18-280963-MT *** building 1 ***

The Glisan Street Apartments at 1500 NE Irving St have been submitted for building permit review:

New 5 story mixed use building with 86 total apartment units; ground floor to include, lobby, parking garage, bike parking, trash room, 7 apartments on south elevation, and retail shell at SE corner. Site work including transformer vault. ***mechanical permit separate***

A building permit was issued for 1111 NW 16th Ave:

New 6 story mixed used building with retail and bike parking on main foor and 80 student rooms above. ***project uses Type III construction code guide OSSC/6/#4.*** *** mechanical permit to be separate ***

A building permit was issued for 140 SW Columbia St:

New 20 story, mixed use residential tower. Tower will span over existing parking entrance. Project will include 348 residential dwelling units, 244 parking spaces and approx 15,000 sf shell commercial space

Weekly Roundup: Charlotte B. Rutherford Place, 2628 SE Belmont, POPS, and more

Central City Concern’s Charlotte B. Rutherford Place is now open.

The Daily Journal of Commerce wrote about Charlotte B. Rutherford Place, a 51-unit apartment complex in Arbor Lodge that aims to provide affordable housing for people with ties to the area*.

The Oregonian reported that the Portland Online Permitting System (POPS) will “save time, frustration, but might be finished late, over budget“.

According to the Portland Mercury new owners are set to take over SE Portland bar Hanigan’s Tavern, also known as The Vern. An early assistance application had previously been submitted to redevelop the site at 2628 SE Belmont St with a 44-unit, apartment building.

The Oregonian reported that the City’s annual State of Housing Report showed record levels of apartment construction helped slow rents increases. Housing however remains out of reach for many in the city.

OPB covered how Oregon’s love of industrial land will affect the ability of the Portland Diamond Project to build a baseball stadium at the Terminal 2 site.

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Masterplan for Pepsi Blocks Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks, a 4.97 acre site on NE Sandy Blvd. The masterplan is being designed by Mithun for Security Properties, both based in Seattle. The plan was approved through a Planned Development Bonus Review, a new provision in the zoning code which is available on large sites with mixed use zoning. In return for providing publicly accessible open space, affordable housing, and energy efficient buildings the developers are allowed to construct buildings of up to 120′ in height.

Five new buildings of up to 120′ are proposed, providing residential units, retail space, offices, live-work space and below grade parking. Depending on the ultimate split between office and residential, and the size of the residential units built, the site could provide between 485 and 1,297 housing units.

Pepsi Blocks

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