Metro Reports: 52nd Ave Apartments, KEX Portland, 3733 N Williams, and more

52nd Ave Apartments

An existing 1981 office building on 52nd Avenue will be converted into 32 new apartment units.

Early Assistance has been requested by Otak for a project at 3733 N Williams Ave:

A mixed-use building including approximately 1,500 sf of retail, community space, exercise room and other ancillary spaces at the ground level and a total of 19 residential dwelling units at levels 2-4

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Project^ for a project at 2300 SW 6th Ave:

Proposal for a 5–story self-service storage development totaling approximately 77,000 SF.

A building permit was issued for the KEX Portland Hostel at 100 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Change of occupancy from M, R-2 to A-2, A-3, R-1 – to create a gastropub and hostel with guest services on 3 levels; basement to include guest services, kitchen, bar area; new rooftop lounge & bar area. Seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued to DiLoreto Architecture for the 52nd Avenue Apartments at 6615 SE 52nd Ave:

Change of occupancy from “B” to R-2”, conversion of office building to 32 unit apartment building, includes associated sitework, new drive and curb cut, and restriping the (E) parking lot. Seismic upgrade

A building permit was issued for a project at 14765 NE Couch St:

Building 2 of new 30 unit multi-familly housing unit complex; this building contains 3 units; 3 story buildings with lower level private garages. Trash enclosure under 120 sq ft. Included associated site work.

Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments go in front of Design Commission (images)

A proposed development in the Central Eastside has gone in front of the Design Commission for three Design Advice Request (DAR) meetings. The 8-story Grand Avenue Mixed Use Apartments are being designed by Ankrom Moisan Architecture for developer Fairfield Residential. As presented at its most recent DAR, the project would include 170 residential units, over approximately 5,000 sq ft of retail space. 51 vehicular parking spaces would be provided in a garage, located partially below grade. The building will be subject to the city’s inclusionary housing rules, which require the provision of affordable housing or the payment of a fee-in-lieu.

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Weekly Roundup: 140 SW Columbia, Heartline, Iron Fireman, and more

140 SW Columbia St

140 SW Columbia will include 349 residential units, directly to the east of the KOIN tower.

Construction on the 20-story tower at 140 SW Columbia will begin by the end of the year, reports the Oregonian.

The Oregonian reported vacation management company Vacasa has moved into a new home, occupying all the office space at HeartlineThe Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the GBD Architects-designed tenant improvement.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the Iron Fireman building, where a second phase of core-and-shell improvements is wrapping up.

Mayor Wheeler has selected Shannon Callahan as the permanent director of the Portland Housing Bureau, according to the Oregonian. Callahan had been serving as the interim director since 2017.

Hey Love, the ’60s- and ’70s-style fern bar-inspired cocktail joint, has opened inside the Jupiter NEXT hotel, reports the Portland Mercury.

Metro Reports: Pepsi Blocks, Halsey 106, Adidas Campus, and more

Pepsi Blocks

The masterplan for the Pepsi Blocks redevelopment on NE Sandy has been submitted for a Type III 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 October 1st to October 7th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by Urban Development Group for a project South of 2580 SE Ankeny St:

New Multifamily building on the R1 section of the site, in accordance with new RM2 code. This portion of the site is presently zoned R1, soon to be RM2. 12 units are proposed. No parking. Storm water is proposed to be with stormwater planters.

The Pepsi Blocks at 2505 NE Pacific St have been submitted for a Type III Planned Development Bonus Review by Mithun:

The Pepsi Blocks Planned Development project includes the phased demolition of existing Pepsi warehouse buildings, renovation of a mid-century Pepsi warehouse bow-truss structure, the development of five new mixed use market rate and affordable residential and office buildings, th introduction of a shared woonerf street along the formerly vacated Right-of-Way, a new Plaza along Sandy Boulevard and a new Park located in the center of development, and associated underground parking. The phasing schedule envisions entitlements and construction of the first phase immediately following Planned Development approval and will continue with four additional phases. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR.

The Halsey 106 development has been submitted for building permit review by Holst Architecture:

6-story, mixed-use development fronting NE Halsey St and the existing Gateway Discovery Park consisting of 40 units of affordable housing and 35 units of market rate housing.

A structural permit for one of the new buildings proposed as part of the Adidas Campus Expansion has been submitted for review by Lever Architecture:

STR 01 – Structural frame for new building including 5 levels of below greade precast construction (parking garage) and 5 stories of above grade precast concrete/mass timber hybrid construction, work includes mat slab founation and site cast concrete cores with stairs. Work also inlcudes MEP work for below grade parking

A building permit has been issued for a project at 14450 NE Glisan St:

New 3 story 3 unit condo building, associated site work included

Weekly Roundup: 7 Southeast Stark, 1727 NW Hoyt, Press Blocks, and more

7 Southeast Stark

7 Southeast Stark will include four floors of office space above 6 levels of structured parking.

The Daily Journal of Commerce looked at construction progress at 7 Southeast Stark, the 10-story mixed use building being squeezed into a parcel between I5 and the Union Pacific railroad tracks*. Plans for a nearby 9 story office building at 129 SE Alder, also designed by Works Progress Architecture for Harsch Properties, have been put on hold.

Construction on the Press Blocks will start this month, reports the Oregonian. The first phase of development will include the half block office building, now known as Canvas. Construction on the 23-story tower is expected to start in 2019, however financing has yet to be secured.

The Northwest Examiner wrote about the impact of the ethics complaints leveled against Historic Landmarks Commissioner Wendy Chung, over her involvement in the review of the affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St.

The City of Portland is moving to preserve and create new affordable homes near the proposed SW Corridor MAX line, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums in Sullivan’s Gulch.

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Under Construction: Block 45 Affordable Housing (images)

This is an updated version of a post originally published on March 29th, 2017.

Construction is underway on a 12-story, mixed use affordable housing development by Lever Architecture and LRS Architects for Home Forward. The project on Block 45 of the Lloyd District is one of the projects that won city funding through the 2015 Super NOFA process. The development was originally envisioned as including a mix of market rate and affordable units, however is now moving forward with all the units intended for people earning earning 60% of area median family income or below. With a total of 240 units, as well as 7,500 sq ft of retail space, Block 45 is the largest single-building affordable housing project to be built in Portland in the last 50 years. 126 long term bike parking spaces will be located in a secure bicycle room at the basement, and 240 spaces will be located within the units. No vehicular parking is proposed.

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Affordable Housing at NW 18th and Hoyt approved by Landmarks Commission (images)

A 148-unit affordable housing development in the Alphabet Historic District has been approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission. The development is being designed by Carleton Hart Architecture for nonprofit developer and housing provider Northwest Housing Alternatives. The project will be comprised of two buildings, which with varying levels of affordability (income limits will be 0-60% Area Median Income). The north building at NW 18th & Irving is intended to be workforce housing with no age restrictions. The south building at NW 18th & Hoyt will incorporate and add to the existing Buck Prager building, and is intended to serve low-income, vulnerable seniors. As part of the development the Buck Prager building will receive a seismic upgrade. No vehicular parking is proposed.

1727 NW Hoyt St

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Metro Reports: 13th & Johnson, 11505 NE Yacht Harbor, 4509 N Montana, and more

A building permit is under review for the NW 13th & Johnson apartments

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 September 24th to September 30th, 2018. 

Early Assistance has been requested by McGuirl Designs & Architecture for a project at 4509 N Montana Ave:

Construction of three 3-story buildings. 113 units total. No parking proposed. On-site UID for stormwater management. Utilizing community design standards specified within 33.218.140.

Early Assistance has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 11505 NE Yacht Harbor Dr:

Proposal is for a 221 unit age restricted retirement housing as 5-stories Type II wood over Type 1pt deck/parking garage. Small retail space along with supporting common areas for residents placed throughout the building. The building is proposed with surface and garage parking. Total gross square foot of building is approximately 296,000 gsf. Stormwater will be flow to proposed catch basin/Peak flow storm filter to storm drain lines.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 904 SE Division St:

Scope of work is for a new NW Natural Response / Service Center facility not open to visitors. The project site is approximately 4.35 acres. A large portion of the site will remain undeveloped, we have assumed 1.5 acres. The project scope consists of a 3 story industrial response / service center facility, 1 story warehouse storage building, trash enclosure and canopy, fuel tank and canopy, pipe storage 3-sided shed with (3) storage garages and a spoils bins 3-sided shed. Including on-site work and public street improvements for the NWN facilities, parking lot design and bio-swale for stormwater management.

Early Assistance has been requested by Edge Development for a project at 7433 N Chicago Ave:

Construction of two, 3-story multi family residential buildings (12 units in one building, 9 units in the other – for a total of 21 residential units). Will meet community design standards.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Leeb Architects to discuss a project at 1500 SW Taylor St:

The proposed project design consists of 100 Residential Apartments on seven floors. Proposal to create a sister building to the 930 SW 15th project across the street. The ground floor includes the lobby, housing units, commercial spaces, a mechanical trash area and parking for 30 cars. The second through the seventh floors includes apartments and a roof top patio and green roof. Site Area = 15,168 SF (.35 acres) The total gross square footage is 74,780. The Development will connect to existing water & storm water pipes in SW Taylor Street.

The NW 13th & Johnson Apartments have been submitted for building permit review by TVA Architects:

7 story, 38,198 sq. Ft. Multi-family mixed use, first floor retail shell, 2-7 floors 59 unit apartments and associated site work. With permit # 18-244052-MT

A project at 3314 SE 16th Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 4 story 72 unit multi-family apartment building to include associated site work

A project East of 15935 SE Division St has been submitted for building permit review by AAI Engineering:

New 3 story self storage building with office and accessible bathroom on the main floor with associated site work

A building permit was issued to Hacker Architects for the The Intersection on the Adidas campus at 5055 N Greeley Ave;

new addition between buildings B and C on the West side fo the Adidas village campus

A building permit was issued for the Raleigh 22 apartments at 2222 NW Raleigh St:

New, 6-story housing project with 173 dwelling units, below grade parking garage with 140 parking spaces and 7 EV ready parking spaces, retail space and residential amenity spaces.

A building permit was issued to Frixione Design for a project at 2730 SE Gladstone St (previously 4107 SE 28th Ave):

New 1 story restaurant on existing parking lot including seating area, kitchen, storage, toilet, trash room, bike parking, ramps and upper and lower deck patio. Infill existing driveway ***no occupancy in this permit***

Weekly Roundup: Redd on Salmon, Garlington Place, TwentyTwenty, and more

The Redd

The Redd East involves the adaptive reuse of a 1918 ironworks building in the Central Eastside.

Construction is nearing completion on the east building at The Redd on Salmon Street, the two-block food distribution hub by the Ecotrust. The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the progress made to date.

In what is believed to be a first for Portland, a quarter of the units at the TwentyTwenty Condominiums are being marketed exclusively to buyers who live in Asia, reports the Oregonian.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the recently completed Garlington Place Apartments in Northeast Portland. The 52 unit development includes a mix of homes designated as affordable to people earning under 60% of median family income, for veterans, and for clients of the adjacent health clinic in critical need.

The Oregonian reported that the 148-unit affordable housing development at 1727 NW Hoyt St was approved by the Historic Landmarks Commission. Housing activist and attorney Alan Kessler has filed a lawsuit against the City of Portland, over the high cost of extracting public records, according to the Willamette Week. Kessler had requested records related to the involvement of one of the members of the Landmarks Commission during early Design Advice Request meetings.

Fourth and Montgomery Building Approved by Design Commission (images)

The Design Commission has approved the Fourth and Montgomery Building, a seven story building in downtown designed by SRG Partnership, with landscape design by Mayer/Reed. The 174,000 sq ft office and classroom building will provide space for the PSU Graduate School of Education, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, the PCC Dental Sciences program and clinic, and the City of Portland’s Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, as well as retail space at the ground floor. 82 long term bicycle parking spaces will be required. No vehicular parking is proposed.

PSU Fourth and Montgomery Building

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