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One City/Many Futures: The Portland We Are Making

A panoramic view of the next Portland with an unprecedented line-up of the people and projects defining the city’s future: top city officials, developers, architects, and activists shaping the places that we live, work, and play.

March 12: What are we building?
March 19: How will we move?
March 26: Greening Portland

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Weekly Roundup: Grove Hotel, Meier & Frank, Heartline, and more

Grove Hotel

The renovated and expanded Grove Hotel will open this summer as The Hoxton, Portland.

The Portland Business Journal reported ($) that Japanese retailer Muji will move into a 15,000 sq ft space in the renovated Meier & Frank Building.

Vacation rental management company Vacasa has signed a lease to take all four floors of office space at Heartlinereports the Oregonian. The additional space, across the street from their existing office, will provide space for 300 employees or more.

When it opens this summer the Grove Hotel will be operated by “posh UK hotel brand” Hoxton, reports Portland Monthly.

In rejecting the Fremont Place apartments the Willamette Week argued that the city council is sending dangerous signals, leaving developers “uncertain about the rules for winning approval of projects“. After the decision the paper reported that Pearl District residents are “divided and fractious”, with one neighborhood association member concerned about the impact the decision will have on the redevelopment of Centennial Mills and the Broadway Corridor.

The Oregonian reported on City Council deliberations over whether to revive a property tax break for developers who include affordable housing in their projects. During the hearing City Commissioner Nick Fish doubled down on his argument that “more high-end housing supply doesn’t ease demand”, according to the Willamette Week.

Metro Reports: Pepsi Redevelopment, Grand Belmont, St Marys Romanian Orthodox, and more

Grand Belmont

Construction has started on the Grand Belmont 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 March 5th to March 11th, 2018. Note that this post includes some projects that were mistakenly added to the previous week’s metro reports. That post has been updated.

Design Advice has been requested by John Weil Architecture for the Providence Park Retail and Ticket Booth Addition:

Proposal is for an addition of a 1,300 sf retail store in existing Providence Park plaza at corner of SW 20th and SW Morrison Streets and reconstruction of existing ticket windows from 3 locations to 1 – 160sf location. Stormwater for retail store is proposed to be utilizing a green roof, tied into stormwater system. Ticket booth to be connected to existing gutter at existing canopy (new roof area at ticket booth is approximately 50sf). Central City Design District.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled and further Design Advice requested by Waterleaf Architecture for the Lloyd West Anchor Remodel:

Renovation of existing 149,000sf, 3-story retail mall anchor to accommodate multiple tenants. Exterior facade remodel and plaza/yard improvements.

Early Assistance has been requested by Emerick Architects for a project at 3300 NE Broadway:

Current code: Renovation to existing 3-story building with addition of a 4th story.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2100 N Albina Ave:

Current Code: Proposal to construct a multi-story 40,00sqft self storage facility with parking.

Early Assistance has been requested by Waechter Architecture for a project South of 4236 N Mississippi Ave:

Future code: New mixed use building. Two floors of office space and one floor of residential dwellings (5 units).

Early Assistance has been requested by CE John for a project at 1715 NE 33rd Ave:

Future code: Proposed multi-tenant retail building with surface and rooftop parking. Proposed stormwater disposal – drywells.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Livermore Architecture & Engineering to discuss a project at the St Marys Romanian Orthodox Church at 13505 SE Stark St:

A Pre-Application Conference to discuss construction of a one-story parish hall for an existing church. The building is approximately 7,200 square feet. Site improvements associated with this project will include a reconfigured parking area
and a pedestrian plaza between the existing church and the new building. Twenty-seven parking spaces are proposed. There is an option to increase the size of the site by acquiring a portion of the lot fronting on SE 136th (331 SE 136th).

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled to discuss a project at 7606 SE Flavel St:

Current code: Multi-family development on existing site with a total of 29 multi-family units. 23 units are new units with a garage per unit. Existing 6-plex to remain with parking provided for each unit in a parking lot. Two existing single-family dwellings are proposed to be separated from the development through PLAs or other process.

A Pre-Application Conference has been scheduled by Mithun to discuss the redevelopment of the Pepsi site at 2505 NE Pacific St:

Future code? A master plan for redeveloping the existing +/-5.16 acre Pepsi Bottling Plant on Sandy Blvd into market-rate and affordable housing, offices, retail/restaurant spaces, open space and associated parking. The project will use the Planned Development Bonus for additional height and bonus FAR and will include publicly-accessible open space.

A revised permit for a project at 1717 SE Tenino St has been submitted for review by Urban Development Group:

Construction of new 4-story 91 unit apartment building with 19 parking spaces

A project at NE 74th and Glisan has been submitted for building permit review:

Construct new 3 story (12) unit apartment building with associated site work

A project at 3967 NE Garfield Ave has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3-story 9 unit apartment building with associated site work. No off street parking

A building permit was issued to Ankrom Moisan Architects for Grand Belmont at 514 SE Belmont St:

New 7-story mixed use building, Type I construction and 5 stories of Type IIIA construction; level 1 – commercial spaces and parking; level 2-7 – 131 residential units.

Metro Reports: 815 W Burnside, Parallax, SW 4th & Grant, and more

A building permit was issued for the Parallax apartments, designed by William Kaven Architecture

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 February 26th to March 4th, 2018. Note that this post previously included some projects that should have been included with the following week’s metro reports.

Design Advice has been requested by Ankrom Moisan Architects for a project at 815 W Burnside St:

Proposal is for a new seven story mixed use residential and commercial development which includes 144 mixed, 2-bed, 1-bed and studio apartments with ground floor amenity and rooftop outdoor deck, commercial space and one level of below-grade parking.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 6040 NE 42nd Ave:

Current code: Proposal is for a 9 unit, multi-dwelling residential apartment building consisting of (9) 3-story townhouses of Type VA-NFPA 13R construction. The ground floor of each unit includes an outdoor room, main entrance, bonus room, garage and trash/recycle area. Tandem spaces are provided in the driveway extension.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 2514 NE Flanders St:

Current code: Six-unit multi-family development in R1 zone. Site is adjacent to a frequent service bus line. 4 garages are proposed for units 1-4. Access to units proposed through private driveway. Applicant proposing to use density bonus options to increase maximum allowed density from 5 units to 6 units.

Early Assistance has been requested by CIDA Architects for a project at SE 174th St and Kendall Ct:

No changes to site/project due to comp plan & zone map changes: New one-story building for office and manufacturing.

Early Assistance has been requested by Deca, Inc for a project at 14507 E Burnside St:

Current code: Proposal is for new construction of a four story apartment building which will be approximately 69,500 SF with 76 dwelling units and a new 21 stall surface parking lot.

Early Assistance has been requested by Dowl for a project at 12044 SE Division St:

Current code info: Partial demolition of existing Burger King (3,929 sq ft reduced to 3,082 sq ft) and development of a new drive thru pad. Project will include new and reconfigured parking and associated landscaping improvements. Stormwater will be disposed on site via drywells New trash enclosure will be constructed to serve the two new restaurants. New pad is 2,507 sq ft.

A revised permit for a project at 1645 SE Nehalem St has been submitted for review by Urban Development Group

New 4 story 63 unit apartment building, associated site work.

Two building permits were issued to Holst Architecture for the Overlook apartments at 1314 N Skidmore St and 4284 N Maryland Ave:

Overlook – East Building – 68 units over parking and retail space for lease.

West Building – 90 units, over parking and retail space for lease

A building permit was issued for the Parallax apartments at 4030 N Williams Ave:

New 5 story mixed use building; retail on first floor; 4 stories of 66 residential apartments; tuck under parking; associated site work

A building permit was issued to Koz Development for the SW 4th & Grant Apartments at 2211 SW 4th Ave:

New, 6 story 108 unit studio apartment building with mezzanines on 5th and 6th floors.(send all revisions to Gail for review)

A building permit was issued for the parking garage being developed as part of the Convention Center Hotel project:

New 8 story parking garage with ground floor commercial space.

Weekly Roundup: Fremont Place, Riverplace, Broadway Corridor, and more

Fremont Place Apartments

The City Council voted down the Fremont Place Apartments over concerns about the width of the Greenway trail

The Portland City Council voted 5-0 to overturn the Design Commission’s approval of the Fremont Place Apartmentsthe Pearl District apartment building opposed by neighbors. Portland for Everyone asked if it this would create an open season for NIMBY lawsuitsCity Observatory argued that Portland doesn’t really want to make housing affordable.

Later that day council voted down a series of zoning amendments that would be necessary for the Kengo Kuma-designed Riverplace Redevelopment to move forward

The Portland Tribune noted that the series of denials added up to the rejection of nearly 3,000 new homes.

The Willamette Week reported that three developers made the shortlist for the redevelopment of the post office site in the Pearl District, known as the Broadway Corridor.

Archinect wrote about the dismantling of the “iconic Portland Building‘s postmodern, multicolored facade”.

BikePortland reported on how the University of Portland’s Franz Campus has puts greenway advocates on edge.

Metro Reports: Rothko Pavilion, Lincoln High School, Platform, and more

A potential massing for a rebuilt Lincoln High School, as envisioned during the master planning process by Bora Architects.

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 February 19th to February 25th, 2018.

Design Advice has been requested by Hennebery Eddy Architects for the Portland Art Museum Rothko Pavilion:

Request Design Advice for project to construct a three story structure linking the two existing Portland Art Museum buildings. Additional work will be located at south end of complex on Jefferson St. Interior modifications include mechanical, electrical, plumbing and life safety systems.

Design Advice has been requested by BORA Architects for the new Lincoln High School:

Lincoln High School Replacement project. The new school building is proposed to be 8 stories and 138 feet tall and provide 281,000 square feet of educational and support space. Please note Pre-application conference case # 18-108160.

Design Advice has been requested by Allied Works Architecture for the Platform building at 1130 SE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd:

Request for Design Advice for a new eight story building, 140,000 SF commercial office space with retail use on ground level and two levels of parking below grade

Early Assistance has been requested by Scotia Western States Housing for a project at 3204 SW 12th Ave:

No changes to this site/project with comp plan/zone map changes: New 4-story apartment building with 23 units and 14 surface parking lots.

A project at 1001 SE Sandy Blvd has been submitted for Type II Design Review by em architecture:

Proposal is for a tenant improvement that includes an occupancy change from S-2 (wine storage) to B (architecture offices.) New window and egress doors will be added to the new tenant’s space.

A building permit was issued for a project at 450 NE Jessup St (previously 442 NE Jessup St):

Construct new 3-story, 15 unit apartment building with attached trash room on 1st floor

Weekly Roundup: Lloyd Cinemas Redevelopment, Lloyd East Anchor, Portland River Center, and more

The second phase of the Lloyd Cinemas redevelopment, as presented to the Design Commission at its second Design Advice Hearing in November 2017

More than 1300 apartments are planned on the Lloyd Cinemas site, reports the Oregonian. Construction will soon start on the first phase at 1400 NE Multnomah. The second phase, at 1510 NE Multnomah, is set to go in front of the Design Commission for approval later this month.

The Oregonian also confirmed that Regal will operate the 14 screen cinema planned as part of the Lloyd East Anchor Remodel. The new cinema will be built before demolition begins on the current facility across the street, which was built in 1987.

The Willamette Week reported that City Council candidate Jo Ann Hardesty has named three high-profile advocates to advise her on housing policy.

According to the Portland Mercury the N/NE Portland Preference Policy has so far been “largely unsuccessful in helping former residents of North and Northeast Portland come back as homeowners.”

KGW published images of the University of Portland’s Franz Campus, also known as the River Campus.

The Portland Tribune wrote about the choices in front of the 32-member stakeholder advisory committee that advising Metro on in advance of a planned regional affordable housing bond.

After leaving the 10th & Yamhill Smart Park retailer Boys Fort has set up shop across the street, reports the Portland Business Journal.

In a message to its supporters the Portland River Center announced that they are not able to move forward with the building on the OMSI site.

Metro Reports: Home2 Suites, 4064 N Mississippi, 1640 NW Irving, and more

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 February 12th to February 18th, 2018.

Early Assistance has been requested by Allied Works Architecture for a project at 4064 N Mississippi Ave:

Current code: New 4-story mixed use residential building accomodating retail use on the ground level and 17 market-rate residential units above. Storm water will be managed on site with connection to adjacent public storm sewer. They are hoping to meet standards and not go through historic review.

Early Assistance has been requested for a project at 7428 N St Louis Ave:

Current code: Project is to construct one four plex and two twelve unit apartment buildings. Complete a land division on the CS zoned lot to produce two individual legal lots that will on each site consist of a twelve unit apartment building. Applicant is planning on using Community Design Standards.

Early Assistance has been requested by Gnich Architecture Studio and em architecture for a project at 1001 SE Sandy Blvd:

Comp plan and zone map changes do not affect this site/project: Change of use from warehouse to office. The existing office space will remain as office space. New windows will be added on the west, north, and east sides of the building, and a new exit door will be added to the northwest corner of the building

A project at 1640 NW Irving St has been submitted for building permit review by William Wilson Architects:

Addition of 2nd floor penthouse to include offices, breakroom and stairs to first floor. Change of occupancy from s-1 to b to include conference room, project room, offices, work areas and (2) bathrooms and a lobby

A project at 6930 SE Long St has been submitted for building permit review:

New 3 story 15 unit apartment building includes associated site work; decommissioning reqd

A project with two buildings at 1610 and 1616 N Willis Blvd has been submitted for building permit review by EPR Design:

New 3-story, 9 unit apartment building with interior garbage room, includes associated site work.

New 3-story, 9 unit apartment building with interior garbage room, includes associated site work.

A building permit was issued to JRA Architecture & Planning for the Home2 Suites by Hilton @ Portland Airport, located at 7101 NE 82nd Ave:

Construct new 4 story 99 room hotel with indoor pool and exercise room; associated site work and new parking – see 16-213568 for associated trash enclosure

Renovation of 10th & Yamhill Smart Park Approved (images)

The Design Commission has approved plans by the Portland Bureau of Transportation and Prosper Portland to renovate the 10th & Yamhill Smartpark Garage. The project is being designed by FFA Architecture and Interiors, and is intended to address ADA and seismic deficiencies  in the existing structure, as well as improve the ground level retail experience.

10th & Yamhill Smart Park

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Weekly Roundup: Canopy Hotel, Fremont Place, 5 MLK, and more

Canopy Hotel

A new restaurant named Canopy will open this May in the ZGF Architects designed Canopy Hotel.

Pearl District residents turned out at city council in an attempt to block the Fremont Place Apartmentswrites the Oregonian. The Willamette Week reported that a former president of the Pearl District Neighborhood Association warned that if efforts to block housing are successful the neighborhood “could become an urban gated community for the landed class.”

The Portland Mercury reported that the Canopy Restaurant will open this May in the Pearl District Canopy Hotel.

The Daily Journal of Commerce reported on the demolition of the old OHSU School of Dentistry, which is being torn down with “Jurassic flair“*. The building will be replaced by the new OHSU Elk’s Children Eye Clinic.

The Portland Mercury reported that the decades old Chinese Village restaurant has closed its kitchen. A 20,480 square feet grocery store proposed for the site at 520 SE 82nd Ave was recently submitted for building permit review.

The Daily Journal of Commerce published photos of the demolition of the old Fishels Furniture building. It is being torn down to make way for the 5 MLK development.

Architect and City Council Candidate Stuart Emmons is “angling for the anti-development vote in Portland”, according to the Willamette Week.

The Portland Tribune profiled Carrie Strickland, founder and majority owner of Works Progress Architecture.

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Landmarks Commission discusses New Omni (images)

The New Omni tower has returned in front of the Historic Landmarks Commission for a second Design Advice Request hearing. The 13 story building by Ankrom Moisan Architects would include 135 residential units, over ground floor retail and mechanical parking. The project is being developed by Chad Rennaker’s Palindrome Communities. Rennaker is also behind the adjacent PINTS brewery.

Should the project move forward it could be the first Central City building to be build with inclusionary housing units, with 10% of the units affordable to those earning 60% of Area Median Family Income or less.

New Omni

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